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Child Development Theorists
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child…
Recovering - Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa afflict people of all ages and race, especially young women, and are serious medical conditions that can be deadly if left untreated. Join documentary filmmaker and host Larkin McPhee (Dying to Be Thin)…
The Montessori Method
Italian physician Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method of teaching in the early 1900's while observing that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. Dr. Montessori inspired a movement that enabled children to teach themselves through sensory-rich, hands-on materials,…
The Power of Family
Traditional, single parent, blended or extended - there are many ways we define a family. Our families help make us the people that we are today. Learn the different types of families and the developmental roles they play, including physical,…
Child Development Theorists: Freud to Erikson to Spock and Beyond
Beginning with Sigmund Freud, modern child development theories have changed the way that parents raise their children and the way that teachers teach those children. This video is an entertaining and enlightening view of the major child development theories, how…
Social Media Manners - Polite Behavior in the Social Media World
Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a…
Prenatal and Early Childhood Nutrition
When women are pregnant or breastfeeding, they have special nutritional needs. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang explains the nutritional considerations for women and their new babies during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including: Nutrients and extra calories Foods to be avoided and…
Think Before You Drink
What we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average American diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks,…
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Fathering: What it Means to be a Dad
Being a father is a lifetime commitment that requires a lot of love, time, and energy. An interview with fathering expert Steve Onell is paired with interviews of young fathers to explain the impact and importance of a father in…
Character: Self-Esteem Basics
How you see and value yourself is an important part of who you are - your character. Host and student, McKenna, guides viewers through important questions like: "Why is good self-esteem so important?" and "What can I do to improve…
Fast Food Nutrition
Fast food often gets a bad rap. High amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, calories and a lack of fruits and vegetables make most fast food choices not the best in terms of nutrition. Join Rickey and Genevieve…
Design: All About Color
Color has the ability to create emotion and influence our moods. Color is a powerful tool in interior design and fashion. Interior designer Brandi Hagen discusses: History of color and the development of color theories, the color system, color sheel,…
Design: The Elements
The elements of design are the components that are used to create a complete design. Interior designer Brandi Hagen presents a basic overview of the elements of design applied to interiors and fashion including line, shape, texture and color.
Interior Design
Interior designer Robin Strangis introduces the basics of interior design by giving a guided tour of decorating styles in the display rooms of a furniture store. She encourages people to think about three important things when decorating a room: personal…
How I Learn
Winner of Telly Award Meet children of all ages as they experience the social, emotional, physical and intellectual milestones of typical early childhood development. Filmed in a child care center, this documentary is packed full of information and features, entertaining…
History of Parenting Practices: Child Development Theories
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child…
Customer Service Basics: Service with a Smile
In this humorous video that is reminiscent of "The Office", join the employees of the fictitious Lucky Star Coffee Company as they learn about customer service. Mark, the shop manager, thinks he'll be leading a training seminar on good customer…
The Brain: Developing Memory in Developing Brains
The human brain is fascinating-every movement we make, everything conscious or unconscious stems from our brains. The most critical time for brain development is from birth to age five. What can parents and caregivers of children do to help give…
Ethnic Eating- Japanese Foods
Dining at a Japanese restaurant includes more than sushi! A knowledge of food terms and eating etiquette are also necessary. Join Chef Andrew Zimmern for a fascinating study of the rich cultural history of Japan's foods. He interviews the owner…
The Carb Controversy
Explore the "hype" and "health" of trendy low-carb diets! There is a hush in the nutrition courtroom as the judge prepares to hear a food group cause of action. In this unusual approach to a current hot topic, the controversy…