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Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President Emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund (Links to an external site.), has been a leading advocate of children’s rights. The Children’s Defense Fund has reported on indicators that place the United States at or near the bottom of industrialized nations in the social neglect of children. Edelman advocates for better health care, safer schools and neighborhoods, parent education, and family support systems. Santrock discusses the following benefits of studying child development: (1) to nurture children because they are society’s future, (2) to gain understanding of self and others, (3) to prepare for career and/or parenting responsibilities, and (4) to influence education/schools to be more effective.
After reading and studying the information from this week’s chapters, speculate on 4 ways to further support and nurture children in meeting Marian Wright Edelman’s challenge to us to make the world a better place for us all. Please make sure you not only list 4 ways but describe them in great detail in your answer.
Make sure to try and substantiate your answer.