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.

Babies are Born with Emotional Attachments to their Mothers and can Recognize their Mothers at Once

Babies are Born with Emotional Attachments to their Mothers and can Recognize their Mothers at Once
Babies are born with emotional attachments to their mothers and can recognize their mothers at once

Linda was very excited about her first baby, soon to be born. “I've carried her all this time, and I just can't wait to get a look at her! It will be so wonderful when she sees me and knows I'm her mommy! We'll just look and look at each other.”

Linda's excitement is a very positive sign, but will she be disappointed with her baby's response to her? Will the baby know her? How might you tell?

Attachment and recognition are not the same thing, although of course a baby would have to recognize a ...

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