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.
As a Mother-to-be gets Closer to the Date when her Child will be Born, she Needs to be more Careful about Alcohol and Drugs, because the Risk of Birth Defects Increases throughout Pregnancy
Twenty-year-old Jennifer did not plan to become pregnant, but she decided to go forward with the pregnancy that surprised her and her boyfriend. While considering what to do about the pregnancy, Jennifer continued her usual life and did not tell too many people what was happening. Now, at about 5 months into her pregnancy, her clothes are getting tight, and ...