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Awakening and Growth of the Human Infant: The Newborn, the Family and the Dance

Resource Type

Video - Parent


"Describes, with tape clips from both normal and troubled families, ways in which real or imagined characteristics of the newborn affect the way in which he or she is integrated into the family. Examines the impact of the real or imagined characteristics on the nature of the baby's relationships with primary caretakers. Highlighted is the two-way character of infant-parent interactions and of the evolving relationship as well as problems of "fit". Developed for childbirth preparation classes, parent and pre-parent groups, and for training infant mental-health clinicians and other health-care professionals." -Child Development Media, Inc.


All Ages

Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Adulthood (22+)




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