Are children being hurt by the technology revolution? This ABC News report looks at children using iPads and smart phones and finds that although hours of screen time might not damage eyesight, it is associated with behavioral problems. Other studies find that children learn better when using interactive apps. There is no irrefutable evidence that these devices harm children, but as with everything else, experts advise moderation and supervision.
Part of a series that has followed a group of children from their birth at the millennium, this program reviews the children's life and challenges as they hit their teenage years. We discover how they have coped with bullying, with having a famous parent or with learning to live with money worries. Footage from the archive gives us a view into the children's past. All our families take part in both programs but this one predominantly features Helena, the only survivor of triplets born prematurely; Parys, whose mom Alison Lapper is a famous artist; Yorkshire girl Rhianna, who is forthright about her family's financial troubles; technology loving Taliesin; Het from Wembley in London, who has big ambitions; farm girl Megan; Matthew from Surrey, whose family is preparing for a great change in their lives; Scottish twins Alex and Ivo; and William from Settle, a tennis prodigy who burnt out.
An excellent resource for courses in both academic and applied psychology, this comprehensive program explores several models of attachment behavior as well as current and historical research methods in the field. The video focuses on John Bowlby’s “44 juvenile thieves” study and the effects of separation, patterns of attachment, behaviorism, nurturance and security, and insecure-resistant and insecure- avoidant children. The skin-to-skin hypothesis, operant conditioning, and social learning theory are also discussed, along with the work of Maccoby, Konrad Lorenz, Harry Harlow, and Mary Ainsworth.
The first year of life contains many challenges for children—and many opportunities to predict what kind of life a child will lead. This program introduces a group of 1-year-olds who are part of a large-scale longitudinal study in child development. Closely documenting the daily routines and developmental milestones of the children, the program gauges each subject’s ability to confront new experiences—with surprising results. Shy Haleema does well in a “stranger test” while lively Anastasia cries when separated from her parents. Jara’na’s future happiness may depend on his ability to deal with racism, while tiny Ben, born prematurely, upturns all expectations.
A major part of socialization is about self-control—and age 3 is a critical time for a child to learn how to reign in hostility, resentment, and impulsive behavior. This program delivers a progress report on five toddlers—the public face of a much larger longitudinal study—who must now learn to manage their own feelings and actions. Can Declan get a handle on the tantrums that, not surprisingly, have increased with the arrival of a baby brother? Why does Jara’na cry every time he is separated from his mother? What’s preventing Anastasia from paying attention to her teachers? And how can Daniel control his feelings when faced with a tragedy that would test even the bravest of adults?
The story of a child’s development is written most poignantly in his or her ability to bounce back after pain and trauma. From outward, observable behavior to the mysterious inner world of epigenetics, this program examines the coping mechanisms of 5-year-olds in highly varied contexts and surroundings. Aside from catastrophe or a loved one’s death, parental separation is the most traumatic experience for any child, and, unfortunately, that topic applies to several youngsters here, including Daniel, LouLou, and Wyatt. But Shine has a different tale to tell—about her parents’ astonishing rebound from the economic abyss. Is their resilience mirrored in her own development? And does Joshua’s burgeoning physical prowess signal the most effective way to overcome stress?
Easygoing at age seven doesn’t always translate into easygoing at 27—in the course of two decades, a laid-back kid may change into an aggressive or attention-starved adult. But temperament does offer a window into the development of coping skills. Focusing on 11 children as they cross the 7-year age threshold, this program shows how each subject’s inherent temperament shapes his or her ability to deal with the pressures of the schoolyard, family breakdowns, and other hurdles. How will perfectionist Haleema cope when a mischievous accomplice destroys her artwork? Is the rubber band of resilience being stretched too far for carefree Daniel, as conflict between his parents threatens the stability of his world? How is it that temperamental Jara’na seems to have the command of the group, and why is Declan able to reign in his difficult disposition at school, but not at home?
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