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.
Children with Attachment Disorders must be Treated Very Sternly and Differently from Typically Developing Children—Even in ways that are Ordinarily Considered Abusive
Six-year-old Alisha's eyes were big when she came home from her afterschool babysitter's house. “Mom!” she said. “On the TV there was a lady who got arrested and they said she did mean things to her little boy. She put hot sauce in his mouth and pushed him into a real cold shower. Is that true? Why did she do that?” Sally, Alisha's mother, was taken aback. “I wish Mrs. Abbott wouldn't let you kids watch things like that,” she replied. “I ...