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Rock a Bye Baby

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Many factors in the mother-child relationship thought to be crucial for "normal" development are presented, showing experiments in progress and scenes of mothering practices around the world. The significance of breast-feeding, eye contact, body contact and movement in the development of mammals is explored; and findings that certain deprivations may cause organic brain dysfunctions are explained. Without ongoing, active sensory stimulation, human infants will not thrive. This may lead to physical and mental disabilities as well as severe emotional problems. A good film for general and professional audiences involved in the study of human development and parenting. It is ideal for a prevention program of child abuse.

1977, 28 min 52 s

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