I'm looking for endearments an Israeli woman living in the US might use for (1) children, both male and female, in her care and (2) her much younger, but now grown, sister. (She still thinks of her sister as being about twelve, so it's okay if it's something you would mostly use for children.) My problem is that none of the stuff I can find is right for her. What I've found is mostly motek/metuke, yakiri/yakira, and other stuff in that vein. My character is kind of gruff, and I can't imagine her using anything that sweet. It doesn't actually have to be a term of endearment; I was thinking of something along the lines of "kid" when it's used affectionately. Does anyone have any ideas?