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.

If a Woman who is Taking Antidepressant Medication Becomes Pregnant, she should Stop Taking the Drugs Because they may Cause Birth Defects in her Baby

If a Woman who is Taking Antidepressant Medication Becomes Pregnant, she should Stop Taking the Drugs Because they may Cause Birth Defects in her Baby
If a woman who is taking antidepressant medication becomes pregnant, she should stop taking the drugs because they may cause birth defects in her baby

Melody is in her late 30s and is planning to marry soon. She has had a long history of depression and was anorexic in her early 20s. She is doing well now but has been taking antidepressants for a couple of years. Melody and her fiancé would like to have children and are worried about her ability to conceive because it is already late in her reproductive life. They are also very concerned that her antidepressants ...

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