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.
When Parents Divorce, it's Important for Young Children to have Certain Experiences with Both Parents, or they will form an Attachment to only one of them
Alison and her former husband Rob were in the middle of a very messy divorce with disagreements about child custody. Their only child, Bobby, was only 9 months old, and Alison was refusing to let him go to his father for the overnight visits that Rob very much wanted. Alison said, “It's upsetting enough to Bobby to have his whole routine overturned when Rob takes him out in the daytime. He just can't take ...