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.

Bullying is a Natural Behavior for Children, and there's Nothing you can do to Stop it

Bullying is a Natural Behavior for Children, and there's Nothing you can do to Stop it
Bullying is a natural behavior for children, and there's nothing you can do to stop it

Will was a stocky, strong, 12-year-old, but his size and muscles did not keep him from getting pushed around by older kids at school. On the playground or at the bus stop, someone was always threatening him, shoving him, or tearing up a few pages of his homework. Taking his lunch money was a regular thing, of course. Will became depressed and anxious and dreaded Monday mornings when he would have to go to school after a peaceful weekend. His grades were suffering, and he was waking up everyone in the house with nightmares. ...

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