To grow up

to grow to maturity.

See also: Up

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Could it be that the distress so many parents feel today, their bewilderment and anxiety about the way their children are forced to grow up, is rooted in their recognition that this childhood is not the one Jesus meant?