work, responsibility, home, family, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The efficient home is the product of cooperative family effort to secure with minimum expenditures of time, energy, and money, a home atmosphere where each member can achieve a well-balanced physical, mental, and spiritual development. Every family has had such a goal consciously recognized by its members. If it has been repressed by discouragement, misunderstanding or the autocratic dominance of some member, it should be brought into use again. The seemingly least interested member loves his home and is happiest when giving freely of his best to help make it a success. Whether the reason why he is not giving his best be real or fancied, the results are the same and the situation needs careful study. Family life has been a center of study for a number of y0ars. There are those who have been as devoted in giving their time to the discovery of the elements of successful family life as others have been in giving themselves to the discovery of new planets, new combinations of chemical elements or the production of new types of plants and animals.
Covert, Mary A., "Sharing Work and Responsibility" (1931). SDSU Extension Circulars. 308.