My mom surprized me when she said she thought I was being disrespectful to my kids by calling them kiddos in public places like facebook (which isn't really public cause I have it just set to friends, but that's a different subject). I told her people in my generation use it all the time and it's just a term of endearment. She later said after our conversation she heard it everywhere, so maybe I'm right, but she thinks it may just be a southern thing (we both live in Texas but neither of us are from there).
So, what do you think of the term kiddo. Do you use it? Love it/hate it? Is it just a southern thing or is it used all over?
Thanks so much to everyone who responded. :-)