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December 20, 1941

Coming of Age

JAMA. 1941;117(25):2199. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820510087037

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This book centers its primary interest in human growth as a part of the process of reaching maturity. Although it is primarily written for young people, many parents will appreciate it in their quest for a way of helping their children to find and give a rich and satisfying life. Professional persons in all varieties of work with young folk will welcome its sound insight, common sense and lack of dogmatism. Personality patterns are drawn realistically and objectively with analyses of family interrelationships and the part each member plays in the whole as well as one member on another. The sum of these observations is a clear picture of the family group as it operates in shaping the personalities of its members. The young person can use this material to help clarify his own picture of himself, both as he has been affected and as he affects others. The parent

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