In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstanding Second Editions, Jean Mercer uses intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families to guide readers in thinking critically about 59 common beliefs. Each essay confronts commonly held misconceptions about development, encouraging students to think like social scientists and to become better consumers of media messages and anecdotal stories. The book can be assigned to parallel either chronologically or topically organized child development texts. Features and Benefits: Presents 59 short essays about child development that challenge readers to reconsider their pre-conceived notions 14 new essays in the second edition confront topics like language acquisition, adoption, discipline, and nature versus nurture. Includes carefully developed critical thinking questions at the end of each essayOffers examples of research to help students make the connection between research designs and conclusions Intrigues and engages students with the theme of dispelling myths and misconceptions and challenges them to find out if their own beliefs are correct or incorrect.

Parents Need to have Contact with their Babies Right after Birth, so they can Bond with them

Parents Need to have Contact with their Babies Right after Birth, so they can Bond with them
Parents need to have contact with their babies right after birth, so they can bond with them

When Eric and Tina's little girl, Emma, was born, there were some minor problems for both mother and baby. Emma was taken away to be watched and cared for in a special nursery, and her parents did not get to hold her until the next day. Now Emma is a happy, healthy, lively 2-year-old. When Eric was asked how she was doing, he replied, “Oh, very well, especially considering that we never got a chance to bond with her.”

Does a parent's relationship with a child really depend on immediate contact after the ...

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