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.

The DARE Program is an Effective way to Prevent Children and Adolescents from Dealing or using Drugs

The DARE Program is an Effective way to Prevent Children and Adolescents from Dealing or using Drugs
The DARE program is an effective way to prevent children and adolescents from dealing or using drugs

The Riverside Town Council and the town's high school principal were discussing the problem of drug dealing and use among teenagers. Although drug use was not blatant in Riverside, many people worried enough about it to try to prevent any increase. “We need to think of the future,” commented the principal. “It makes no sense to try to fix a problem after it's started. Preventive measures are the way to go, and there are good antidrug programs out there. I think it would be worth the money to buy one.” The Riverside ...

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