Aim. The purpose of this work is to identify the role of the verbalizer children of the concept of childhood in the novel «Family happiness» by F. Vigdorova. Methodology. The article considers the frequency of use of the lexeme children and its word forms, lexical and semantic field in the novel «Family happiness» by F. Vigdorova. The research uses the following methods: linguistic observation and description, statistical calculation, and elements of component analysis. Results. In the course of the work, the author has established that the units with the root -дет-, recorded in the work, are frequent in the idiolect; the word children is used in the main usual meanings with actual differential semes, but in addition to the explicit meaning, it is also characterized by an implicit; thr context reflects the traditional understanding of the Russian worldview of units with the root of дети, which act as usual explicators of the concept of childhood and express the main meaning of the verbalizer children of the concept of childhood in the novel «Family happiness» by F. Vigdorova - the role of the family in the moral and spiritual development of a person. Research implications. Previously published scientific articles do not consider and do not disclose the lexeme children in the work of F. Vigdorova, so the scientific novelty of this work is evident. The article is addressed to students of philological faculties, philologists, linguists engaged in the study of concepts, exploring the creative heritage of the writer of the 20th century, journalist, deputy F. Vigdorova.