Whether you’ve been a parent for 10 minutes or 10 years, you know there is a lot of misinformation and “old wives’ tales” out there about parenting. In an age where everyone thinks they are a parenting expert, child development myths are prevalent.
Myths about child development are not just annoying; they can make life harder for us. As parents, if these myths provide us with unrealistic developmental expectations or misinformation about children, they can inadvertently set us up for disappointment. If we feel our children are not behaving in the ways which we thought were “normal” then we might become discouraged and feel like bad parents.
From sleep, to spoiling, spanking and attachment, this cheat sheet helps you look past the myths and get to the facts…all based on real child development research.
Myths About Child Development Covered in this Resource
- play if frivolous and doesn’t matter
- spanking is an effective form of discipline (ugh I can’t even type this one without feeling sick)
Baby Development Myths
- attachment theory and attachment parenting are the same
- you can spoil a baby by holding them too much (another one I can’t stand to write)
- fussy, high-needs babies turn out to be difficult children (another one that makes me sad)
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Parenting in today’s world means that we use both our innate intuition and current (accurate) child development research. Our own experience is a valuable teacher but research can help us feel confident in our parenting decisions.
Take the first step on this journey of research-informed parenting by grabbing this cheat sheet.
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