When, in a parallel passage one finds the word "children" that is not colored purple, this indicates that paidon is not there, but rather another word, probably teknon.
When Jesus utilized this word, his emphasis is on the "little" aspect of it. Furthermore, it is the word utilized by the evangelists to designate the infant Jesus in the nativity stories. By keeping this in mind, we can better understant how Jesus (and the Father) view us, the little children, or infants, of the Father while we remain in this world.
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THE FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT
CHILDREN IN THE MARKET PLACE
WHO IS THE GREATEST?
LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME
FROM THE FOURTH GOSPEL
 "A little while, and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me."
 Some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, `A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and, `because I go to the Father'?"
 They said, "What does he mean by `a little while'? We do not know what he means."
 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him; so he said to them, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, `A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'?
 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.
 When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.
 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tibe'ri-as; and he revealed himself in this way.
 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathan'a-el of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zeb'edee, and two others of his disciples were together.
 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat; but that night they caught nothing.
 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
 Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No."
 He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish.