Step 1: Review the Co-Sleeping Point/Counterpoint
Chapter 4 of Child and Adolescent Development includes a point/counterpoint discussion on co-sleeping practices. Begin this assignment by reviewing the co-sleeping point/counterpoint.
Step 2: Analyze Points and Counterpoints to Form an Argument and Recommendations for Parents
After reviewing the point/counterpoint co-sleeping discussion, write an argument that takes one side of the debate. Are you for or against co-sleeping and why? Support your argument with details about infant development that you learned in your reading of Lesson Four materials.
Your argument should:
- Take a clear side.
- Provide information and examples that support your side.
- Discuss the limitations and dangers of the other side.
After you have constructed your argument, write recommendations for parents based on the side you take. Drawing from what you know and believe about co-sleeping, what would you advise parents to do in their child rearing practices?