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.

It is Important for Parents to Work with Babies and Teach them how to Walk

It is Important for Parents to Work with Babies and Teach them how to Walk
It is important for parents to work with babies and teach them how to walk

Ron and Shawna were spending a lot of time with their little boy, Eli. Eli was just 11 months old and really wanted to use his legs. If held on an adult's lap, he stiffened his legs to stand up, and if put on the floor, he would pull himself up by the furniture and “cruise” along sideways. He could walk a little way when holding an adult's hand but did a lot better when holding both hands of a person walking behind him. “This is breaking my back!” Shawna said. “I hope he walks by ...

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