Discussion 1 Suppose that you have been asked by an expectant mother to expla

Suppose that you have been asked by an expectant mother to explain what teratogens are and how they may affect prenatal and infant development. Select at least one teratogen and its possible effects to focus on. Offer the expectant mother information to learn more about avoiding teratogens and their effects. Provide resources you could share with her to illustrate your response.

Discussion 2

In this course, you will be identifying research articles and analyzing the research, so it is important that you understand the methods by which research is conducted. This discussion will draw from the other two media presentations (“Strengths and Limitations of Common Information-Gathering Methods” and “Strengths and Limitations of Research Designs”) from the Child Psychology Resources in this unit’s studies. Critique two research methods, focusing on the practical and ethical importance of these methods in child development. Then choose the one method you think is more practical and ethical and defend your position with research or your professional experience.

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Discussion 3
 
The Newborn and Parenting Issues
In addition to your readings in this unit’s studies, you were instructed to listen to the NPR podcast, Twins Data Reshaping Nature Versus Nurture Debate, from the Child Psychology Resources (website follow question). For this discussion, compare and contrast your assigned readings regarding nature versus nurture with the information shared in the podcast. What did you find most interesting in the NPR conversation? How do social and cultural environments impact newborns? Share any professional or personal observations that support your posting. https://www.npr.org/2012/01/02/144583977/twins-data-reshaping-nature-versus-nurture-debate

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