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 a Good thing for an Infant or a Toddler to have Experience with many Caregivers, not Just one or two
Twelve-month-old Emma's mother, Holly, was telling her friend about Emma's child care center, which Emma had recently started attending when her mother went back to work full time. Holly said how much she approved of the center's policies. “They have lots of different people taking care of the kids, and different ones on different days. I think that's a great way to make Emma independent and friendly. Anyway, I wouldn't want her to get attached to a caregiver and not want to ...