DISCUSSION PROMPT 1: Milestones: Navigating Late Childhood to Adolescence
From the movie, Lila, Eight to Thirteen in this week’s materials, identify 2–3 developmental milestones Lila reaches, and assess whether or not you think she successfully navigates her way through them as she prepares for adolescence. For this discussion make sure to view the movie first before answering. Next you want to identify the two to three milestones she reached and whether or not she navigates her way through adolescence. Make sure to support your answers with sources.
DISCUSSION PROMPT 2: What’s the problem with today’s kids?
Sarah and Marco are having a conversation about the issue of childhood obesity and the high rate of overweight children in the United States.
“The food in our society is unhealthy,” Sarah stated. “There are too many addictive chemicals that lead to American kids becoming overweight.”
“Nah,” Marco replied. “I think overweight kids should just eat less and exercise more. It’s the parents’ fault, if you ask me. The parents are buying and feeding these kids junk.”
Do you agree with Marco or Sarah concerning the issue? Why or not? What other factors contribute to childhood obesity in contemporary American society? What impact does obesity have on cognitive, physical, and socioemotional development in middle and late childhood? For this discussion you want to make sure that you have read information on childhood obesity first, before answering. Next based on the information that has been provided this week, what factors can lead to childhood obesity? How does this impact the development of the child? Support your answers!