Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
As we recognize the fact that all people are growing throughout the entire life-span, it becomes easier to assess quite clearly just what each period of growing means to us as an individual. Aging can be neither ignored nor escapedbut it is something that can provide many basic satisfactions. The process itself is beyond our control, but how it affects us is something we can determine. No longer do we believe that a particular age is THE most important one.
Gunsalus, Merle, "Growing in the Family: The Middle Years" (1960). SDSU Extension Circulars. 650.