Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Growth is a most important process in life for all of us and especially so for the child from birth through adolescence. In the first third of life we gain our body growth, establish our habits, learn to think and to use ideas. We build skills of communication, we discover that there are many problems in living. We find that we have feelings and emotions and we begin to use and control them. We become acqllainted with people of all sizes and shapes, all ideas and beliefs. We have a wide variety of experiences. We prepare for living in the broadest sense of the word.
Gunsalus, Merle, "From Tots to Teens: Growing in the Family" (1958). SDSU Extension Circulars. 662.