I’m a bit new to this game and forum so I’m not sure if this has been brought up. Also it’s not quite a specific racial ability, but it is dependent on race.
What if for characters that start as an adult, they were allowed to chose a single stat to boost. This boost doesn’t have to be a full level up, but at least something to help them out a bit. The catch is that they aren’t allowed to boost something that their race already has the advantage in. For instance, Kobold’s get +1 Knowledge and +1 Mining. So they can only choose something out of the Dexterity section like Tailoring, because they already have a natural boost in something from the Knowledge and Strength (mining). For more examples, Folk can choose something out of Strength or Dexterity because they have +1 Knowledge/Manufacturing. Sanguine can choose something out of Strength because they have +1 Dexterity/Guile.
I don’t know the “Meta” for this game, it just seems like kids are a bit OP(and rightfully so due to the amount of time investment required). Instead of nerfing children, this could be a nice buff for adults.
Edit: I thought guile was a dex based ability, silly me. Corrected it though.