Growth and Development
All through childhood the important biological process of growth takes place. At the same time, new skills are learned and old ones perfected. Both these are extremely sensitive processes and any setback to the child — physical, psychological or environmental — can slow them down. On the other hand, with proper care and nutrition there is no reason why the optimum in growth and development cannot be achieved. This is already noticeable in children of the higher socio-economic class in the tropical countries who reach standards comparable to those of children from the affluent societies.
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