In a Journal entry of 500 to 1000 words, start by reflecting on the phrase, "Well that's what we did with my kids and they turned out just fine." describe your own thoughts regarding this statement and describe why this might be true in some cases, however not in others. Use personal experiences or illlustrations to support your factual statements and opinions.
Then, watch the Endless problems video analyzing child development research and find out one additional scholarly source of your choice and use them to reflect on and answer the given problems:
Why is it significant to utilize problem-solving methods in exploring developmental issues, grounded in child development theory to describe and/or demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the children's developmental continuum, from conception? What makes scholarly research distinct from anecdotal evidence (or personal experience) in describeing child and adolescent development?
Finally, relate the value of continued learning with a concluding reflection on why we must incorporate both personal experience and scholarly research grounded in theory to help support any statements.