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.
Preschoolers who Try to Bargain with their Parents Really want to Manipulate and Control Adults, and they should not be Allowed to Negotiate
“Oh, Mom! I want to play some more. Can't I have one more game? Can I wait until the long hand is on the 6?” One more game, one more minute, one more hug, one more drink of water, one less spoonful of green beans—these were the requests 4-year-old Hamid made of his mother, many times every day and on into the night. Hamid's mother found life much simpler if she gave in and agreed to some of these bargains, ...