Imagine that you have been contacted by a local radio or television station to participate in its series entitled,Developing Thinking and Emotional Skills in Infants and Toddlers: What Can a Parent Do? Your media contact has told you that he/she will ask you to provide concrete tips for parents that reflect the latest research findings on cognitive and emotional development in infants and toddlers.
Devise an interview in which you respond to at least two interview questions related to cognitive development, and two interview questions related to emotional development in infants and toddlers. Also, include the following question:
Many parents really want to do what's right, but when they turn to the experts they get conflicting advice. One day it seems research says it is good to ignore kids who throw tantrums; the next day research shows that kids who through tantrums need more attention. What should a parent to do when it seems like even the experts cannot make up their minds?
Support your interview responses with at least three references from research conducted in the past 2 years. If you cannot find recent research in the library, consider sources such as the American Psychological Association and other reliable sources.