"Oh, that's just a stage my child is going through!" Whenever you say that, you are echoing - weather you realize it or not - scientists at the world-famous Gesell Institute of Child Development in New Haven, Conn. Similarly, when your youngster says, "Oh, I don't do that any more," he too is repeating their child development philosophy. Gesell Institue experts insist that kids aren't really unpredictable but are as old as their behavior. Children behave the way they do because there are tremendous individual differences in both rate and pattern of growth. But, in general, children do follow clear growth patterns from infancy through adolescence."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1958