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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Cognitive Development

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    Please help with the following questions.

    1) If a mother knowingly ingests a quantity of alcohol that causes her child to develop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), is she guilty of child abuse? Why or Why not?

    2) Piaget's theory states that all children progress through all of the discrete stages of cognitive development in order and without skipping any. Do you agree with this theory? Do you know any children who seem to contradict this theory?

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    1) If a mother knowingly ingests a quantity of alcohol that causes her child to develop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), is she guilty of child abuse? Why or Why not?

    With regards to FAS and child abuse, this one is actually still up in the air, legally.

    That said, child abuse is often defined as any harm done, or potential for harm done, to a child via physical, mental, emotional or sexual abuse, as well as neglect. If such is the ...

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