Neglect occurs when a child's physical, emotional, educational, and medical needs are not met. Hear about neglect cases, and learn what happens when parents and caregivers fail to provide for their children. Find out where to turn for help, and how to foster a healthy parent/child relationship.
Learn the six most common types of emotional abuse: rejecting, terrorizing, isolating, ignoring, corrupting, and exploiting; and their lasting impact on children. See what steps to take if you suspect a child is suffering from emotional abuse, as well as ways to get help if the abuse is happening within your family.
Realistic scenes and dramatic portrayals explain exactly what constitutes physical child abuse as we explore why it happens in all types of families. Viewers learn the long- and short-term effects, as well as the coping strategies and resources available to help parents and caregivers.
This extended edition of Rules, rituals, routines features in-depth discussion of approaches that can lead to fewer behavioral problems in children. Dr Knestrict discusses how predictable rules, family rituals, and consistent routines are important to help parents consciously structure their family life.
Looks at the development of symbolic thinking and pretend play in the toddler as well as how toddlers interact with family and peers as they develop attachments and social bonds, while learning to speak individual words and short sentences.
Follow the journey of three families with special needs children as they share their stories and experiences. See how they became fierce advocates for their children in order to obtain the services needed for their children to flourish. Discover the importance of structure and predictability in the home and learn the value of rules, rituals, and routines. See how these resilient families deal with the stress of raising a child with special needs, and not only survive, but thrive.
This program demonstrates the typical and ineffective way to reprimand, put downs and threats, and then shows alternatives such as being specific, presenting a choice within limits and giving a reason why the behavior is wrong.
See how the newborn appears in the first four weeks of life and what newborns have that older babies don't. Learn why the head is elongated and the nose and chin are small, and how to identify temperament. Get assessment tools for newborns. Understand newborn reflexes and responses, bonding, common traumas, and sensory awareness.
This short animated video looks at the impact of child sexual abuse on families and at how parents and carers can best support children who have been abused. The program shows parents and carers from different backgrounds dealing with a variety of situations, including sexual abuse of children by family members, other known adults and strangers. It encourages adults to listen to children, believe what they say and take responsibility for protecting them. It takes a positive outlook on children's ability to recover from these difficult experiences, provided that they are cared for, supported and helped to understand that they are not to blame for the abuse.
One-year olds sleep a lot. In their "spare time" they figure out how to use over six hundred muscles and embrace the scary task of becoming an individual. Physical, mental, emotional and social development intertwine as toddlers in their second year of life learn to move, think and speak in new ways. Watch our cast of toddlers struggle with the conflict between wanting to be independent and the desire to cling to the security of a parent. Learn about different personality styles and the role of temper tantrums in emotional development.
This video shows how daily sights, sounds, smells, touches, language and eye contact shape the chemistry and make-up of the infant's brain. Discusses critical times for learning and the effect of violent behavior on early brain development.