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Episode Guide

  • Childhood - The House of Tomorrow (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    The House of Tomorrow

    Emotional and physical changes in adolescence; the impact of parents' behavior on children.

  • Childhood - Among Equals (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Among Equals

    Peers play a crucial role in helping children form relationships and develop identities and morals.

  • Childhood - Life's Lessons (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Life's Lessons

    Children between 5 and 7 years gain new abilities and freedoms as they leave the family to attend school.

  • Childhood - In the Land of Giants (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    In the Land of Giants

    Healthy families provide love and support for toddlers, as well as social guidelines.

  • Childhood - Love's Labours (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Love's Labours

    Rapid physical and social development occurs between age 6 months and 3 years; high-quality day care.

  • Childhood - Louder Than Words (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Louder Than Words

    Jerome Kagan discusses biological components of sociability; Benjamin Spock discusses child-rearing.

  • Childhood - Great Expectations (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Great Expectations

    Crews examine childhood from various perspectives by following 12 families on five continents for a year.