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Understanding Parenting Styles: Authoritarian - Democratic-Permissive - Were your parents strict, setting down lots of rules, or easy-going with only a few rules? Most of us grew up with a pretty good idea ci how our parents or guardians operated in the home. Strict. .permissive. . .or somewhere in between, these different ways of communicating with offspring are called parenting styles and are usually a combination of the parenting role models learned in the family as well as the parent's personality. In this video, we'll look at vignettes which show the strengths and weaknesses of three parenting styles. The autocratic style imposes will through rigid rules and allows little flexibility or freedom. The permissive style has no rules or structure and ahdicates power. The democratic style is a blend of the others which shares power, and encourages kids to make decisions and think for themselves. Watch as our three teens interact with their parents in stressful situations. Your students will not only get a clear idea of what these three parenting styles are hut get to see them in action. A definite asset for parenting, child development and relationship classes. 27 minutes 2651-MG1  

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Teen Parenting: The Baby Owner's Manual - Stresses the special importance of healthy parenting for teen parents, a population that does not usually have as much preparation for parenthood as older parents. Includes discussion of prenatal care, discipline options, and the importance for teen parents to have an outlet for the extra frustrations they face, as well as a source of support. 20 minutes FDJ26523

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Adoption It's An Option - Explores the adoption option in a factual manner. includes interv1ews with mothers who gave their children up for adoption, as well as interviews with adopted children. A straightforward presentation, this program does not advocate adoption over any other soiution to a problem pregnancy. 22 minutes 2626-MG1

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Are You Ready For Parenthood? - Becoming a parent is one of the most serious and important decisions a person ever makes - the only decision in life that is absolutely irreversible. This video focuses on the issues which surround the decision to become a parent, including valid and invalid reasons as well as the responsibilities of parenthood. 12 minutes 2617-MG1  

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Basic Parenting Skills - This video presents an overview of basic parenting skills in an information packed hut attention-riveting drama. The story involves several young people experiencing the frustrations of parenting young children. Discipline is presented as a system not just punishing had behavior, hut for teaching and reinforcing desirable behavior. Practical techniques for dealing with tantrums and other undesirable behavior are included. The importance of a relationship of love and respect between parent and child as the basis for discipline, communication and self-esteem is discussed, and specific ideas for building a healthy parent/child relationship arc set forth. Developing reasonable expectations, establishing limits, and applying them firmly and consistently is explained, together with the importance of teaching mutual parent child respect. It details ways to create an emotional and physical environment most conducive to the growth of a child's intellect, self-esteem, and independent. 54 minutes CCP0033V-MG1  

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Who's Watching Your Kids: Child Care Decision Making - The dilemma millions of parents in the workforce. Who's watching the kids? Choosing the right child care is a decision that all working parents will face - some more than once. Not only must you decide what type of child care is needed - from daycare centers to in-home providers, but also how to find just the right place that reflects your values and standards. This video examines the different types of child care options, how to conduct an interview, which questions to ask and how to obtain and check references. Knowing how to avoid problems before they occur can make everyone s life easier, particularly for working parents. 19 minutes FDJ26811  

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Smart Parent, Smart Child - Proper nutrition begins in the womb - a woman s dietary choices affect her unborn child. Drug, alcohol or tobacco use can influence fetal development and may cause brain damage or other physical abnormalities. The video also covers proper nutrition for children through age six, explaining how important it is for physical, mental and emotional development. 17minutes 2630-MG1  

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Be There for Your Baby (WYES-TV) - Bonding playing, talking, and listening to the baby are just part of being there. The real learning happens when children see their parents day in and day out, modeling behavior, and following their example. We see parents juggling the demands of finishing school, working, and caring for the children. Sociocultural Psychologist, Marva Lewis, explains the need for patience and understanding and that it's OK to feel frustrated once in a while. Parenting skills develop . . . no one was born with all the answers. Although designed for teen parents, this is an excellent video for any new parent. 29 minutes N761V-MG1  

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Family Ties - Strengthening the Family Unit -Whether it's special foods, certain games or favorite entertainment, most families have specific activities that help create family closeness and togetherness. We'll watch different families create their own method of bonding and discover why it's so important for every family to make special time for one another. 24 minutes 2662-MG1  

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kids.calm - Childhood_Stress - Is childhood really the carefree and happy go lucky picture that some adults paint? Not always! In this new program, we see that children do have stress in their lives, but not the wisdom or experience to know how to handle it. Eye-catching graphics and stories from the kids themselves will keep your classes watching to see fun and creative ways to handle stress in productive ways. And.. .a tag at the end of the program will provide useful skills for all adults who work with children. A positive, proactive way to help kids have childhoods filled with warm, positive memories instead of stomach aches, nail-biting and toc) many tears. 20 minutes FDJ25747  

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Teenage Pregnancy Series: From both Sides 
Teen Dads' Point of View - The majority of information and intervention programs in recent years have primarily focused on teen mothers. This program addresses an aspect of teen pregnancy that few, if any, other programs have dealt with-teen pregnancy from the teen father's point of view. This insightful video is structured to provide and in-depth look at how young men deal with sex, birth control, and the pregnancy of a girlfriend. It also discusses how society is changing how it deals with teen fathers. This timely program takes a look at teen pregnancy, its costs to society, young mothers and the children that are born out of teen sex, and how young men are or are not dealing with this issue. Interviews with professionals present the hard facts about what happens when someone gets pregnant. Teen Dad's Point of View is broken into four sections-attitudes toward sex, attitudes toward pregnancy, and attitudes toward fatherhood. The final section, making responsible young fathers, discusses involvement of a new father, incentives for establishing paternity, how to develop parenting skills, arid encourages teens to abstain from sex as long as possible. A wonderful video program for starting discussions and helping young people realize and understand what is involved in teen parenthood. 40 minutes FFL8170  

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Going It Alone: Preparing for Single Parenthood - This information-packed video gives women realistic expectations of what single parenthood is like as well as skills for coping with raising a child alone. After watching this pro. gram, the viewer will understand the ups and downs of raising a child alone; learn how to manage practical needs, such as prenatal care, daycare and finances; learn how to manage their own emotional needs as single parents; and understand how to cope with the child's psychological and emotional needs. Case studies involving single mothers and fathers help the viewer identify with stories about how they coped with pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing. These interviews reflect the struggles and joys of single parenthood, as well as real-life solutions to common problems. Experts in prenatal care, single parenthood, psychology, and childrearing offer practical guidelines for preparing for and coping with single parenthood. Specific sections of this program deal with pregnancy and birth, preparing for parenthood-including finances and daycare1 balancing home and work with raising a child, recognizing and dealing with the new parent's special needs, as well as the special needs of an infant. An excellent tool to start class discussions, and to give the viewer a "real-life" scenario of single parenting. Positive and upbeat, yet realistic. Encourages young women to be the best parents they can be. 30 minutes FFL8171  

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Teenage Pregnancy Series FFL8169  

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Eternal Scars: Physical & Emotional Child Abuse - Sarcasm and rude statements to children can leave as deep a wound as a cigarette burn or welts from a belt. This important program looks at both physical and emotional child abuse, and the lifetime effects they may have on children. We'll touch on what you can do if you recognize abuse of someone you know. 24 minutes 2331-MG1  

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Negative Behavior: Positive Discipline -
Parents often discipline their children the only way they know how - the way they were raised. Although many of the methods resulted in positive behavior, others produced less desirable outcomes. This live-action program shows parents and educators how to positively discipline children in a manner that makes the child more self-confident instead of less self-reliant - it puts the responsibility of ensuring positive behavior on the children as well m~ on the parent. Interviews with child psychologists, parents, teachers and children are interspersed with short vignettes that show how to implement the various steps and principles covered in the video. Specific topics include: What is positive discipline?; Positive discipline vs. the way our parents did it; Behavior goals; Natural and logical sequences; Encouragement vs. overindulgent praise; Birth order and discipline. This program helps parents create a structured and consistent behavioral environment that children will accept and appreciate. 40 minutes
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How To Find A Hero - Heroes... individuals with super powers, like Superman. ..or crime-fighters, like Batman? Perhaps our heroes are basketball stars or football legends. But, maybe our heroes are closer to home. in this video, heroes are portrayed as ordinary people who do extraordinary things at pivotal points in time. Their actions are selfless and often happen on the spur of the moment during a crisis. On the other hand, a hero may he the one who bounces hack after a tragedy or the person who knows the risks hut goes ahead anyway because what he or she does will make a difference. This video will try to define true heroes and the personal characteristics that they share as well as reaching viewers where to look for them. An excellent introduction to a thorny issue at the elementary level. 16 minutes 2018-MG1

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Raising Non-Violent Children In Violent Times - Violence., boodshed.. .and death appear to he gaining strongholds among our youth. How can we turn our children away from violence? Understand the reasons that violence has taken hold and practice parenting skills that will counteract violent tactors. This new video takes a long hard look at the subject and provide.~ definitive goals while identifying some of the major risk factors. We'll look at some typical violence issues and show how good parenting early in the child's life could have prevented these violent tendencies. We'll hear from experts in the field and also from teenagers who discuss what role violence plays in their lives. A timely and unflinching look at a very difficult topic. 15 minutes 2330-MG1

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Violence & Young Children Set of 2 - This 2-volume set of videos consists of conference speakers and panel members discussing violence: contributing factors, developmental effects, media violence and how it affects the way children view violence. Also covered are firearms and their accessibility. An extremely timely subject as the impact of violence becomes more and more alarming. 18 and 61 minutes N920102V-MG1

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Bully Breath...How To Tame A Troublemaker - Measles...mumps...chicken pox...and bullies. In the past, children had no choice but to accept and survive these frequently occurring traumas. And now, even though we have vaccines to prevent the diseases, we are still puzzled by the persistence of bullying behavior among young people. This new video will entertain and advise your students about handling the bullies on their block. Real-life situations, dramatizations, and discussions help kids understand the reasoning behind a bully's behavior, specific steps to neutralize his or her power, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Adults are given practical guidelines for managing conflict and creating win-win results for bullies and their victims in the classroom, on the playground, and at home. 18 minutes 2017-MG1

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 Parenting Concerns -Having a child gives the parent a lifetime of job security, but the wages are low and the hours are king. Parenting is an irreversible l decision and a full time career. Our notion of the "traditional family" has disappeared in recent years, thus making it necessary to build increasingly flexible households.
Boomerang Kids: Adult Children Living at Home 2605-MG1

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Living with elderly parents 2606-MG1

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Effects of Parental Unemployment on the Family 2609-MG1

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Parenting Concerns 2601Set-MG1

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