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 have Different Learning Styles, Depending on whether they are Left Brained or Right Brained
Melody's teacher was concerned about 10-year-old Melody's poor math skills, and she said so at a parent-teacher conference with Melody's mother, Tasha. But Tasha was not concerned or even very impressed by the teacher's statements. “Melody has always liked to draw and sing and dance. She's one of those right-brained people who isn't good at schoolwork like reading and arithmetic. She's more intuitive, like her Daddy. I'm not going to worry about this, because I know she has talent and will be a great performer someday.”
Was Tasha right to think that people who are good at ...