Since the Eighties, childhood has been seen as a social position to study alongside established disciplines such as education, history, sociology, and sometimes anthropology. It is noted that Aries extended the first argument that childhood is historically and socially constructed. According to Kehily (2004), the idea of childhood emanated from the middle class as its member’s first advanced laws that limit child labor and promoted education, as well as, the protection of children. The shift of children from economic to emotional contributors was seen to take place among the middle-class boys and would later form the basis of expectations for all children irrespective of the social class, political dispensation, or gender. Thus, child poverty and ill-health are viewed as social problems against which society and&nbsp.stakeholders should join hands to protect children.&nbsp.