This edition: The Play Years: Special Topic
This special-topic lesson focuses on two developmental hazards for children. First, the lesson looks at the influence the media can have on children, promoting a sedentary lifestyle with advertisements that promote poor nutritional choices. Parents are encouraged to consider all media and whether they want to allow these media messages into their homes. Second, the lesson takes a closer look at the issue of child neglect and its short-term and long-term impact on development.