Top Pregnancy & Parenting movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Babies on DVD Babies
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Documentary filmmaker Thomas Balmes charts the simultaneous early development of four babies from different parts of the world, illustrating what makes human life unique, similar and precious wherever it occurs.
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Thomas Balmes
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Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting, France
Rent The Business of Being Born on DVD The Business of Being Born
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Director Abby Epstein's controversial documentary takes a hard look at America's maternity care system, juxtaposing hospital deliveries against the growing popularity of at-home, natural childbirths that some expectant parents are opting for. Former talk show host Ricki Lake was inspired to produce this compelling exposé after a dissatisfying birthing experience with her first child left her with many unanswered questions.
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Ricki Lake
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Abby Epstein
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Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent The Happiest Baby on the Block on DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block
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Frazzled parents of new babies have an ally in Dr. Harvey Karp, a renowned pediatrician and child development specialist who shares his tried-and-true techniques for soothing colicky infants and helping them sleep through the night. Among other valuable tips, Dr. Karp shares information about the best sleeping positions and explains the benefits of swaddling babies tightly to mimic the feeling of being in the womb.
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Harvey Karp
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent The Baby Human on DVD The Baby Human
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Ever wonder what life's like for an infant? This unusual film, made with a huge dose of wit and humor and produced by the Discovery Health team, gives you a baby's eye view of the world around it. Find out what it's like to start anew in a world filled with lights, sounds, colors and adventures that challenge you to learn practically every second you're awake -- and even when you're asleep.
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Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Happiest Toddler on the Block on DVD Happiest Toddler on the Block
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In this program, Dr. Harvey Karp instructs on his time-tested, innovative techniques for making your child the most well-adjusted and mature possible, even guaranteeing to decrease your toddler's outbursts by at least 60 percent. Trusted by fellow doctors, health experts and even celebrity moms like Madonna, Dr. Karp has been revolutionizing childrearing practices for three decades.
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Dr. Harvey Karp
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Pregnant in America on DVD Pregnant in America
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When his wife became pregnant with their first child, Steve Buonaugurio was prompted to make this, his first film, which documents the couple's experience with the American maternity system. It reveals the cabal of hospital, insurance and health organizations that puts profits before a pregnant woman's safety and health. Buonaugurio also records the couple's plans for a home birth, their ultimate defiance of the system.
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Mandy Buonaugurio, Steve Buonaugurio, Gordon Grobelny
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Steve Buonaugurio
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Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Potty Power on DVD Potty Power
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Combining live action with animation, this thoughtful potty training video keeps kids engaged through storytelling, games and songs designed to motivate tots to learn proper toilet habits and good hygiene. Friendly host Jessica is accompanied by an animated toilet paper roll and toddlers who help to reinforce the lessons.
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Special Interest, Education & Guidance, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Pregnancy for Dummies on DVD Pregnancy for Dummies
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This program, based on the book of the same name, methodically explains pregnancy by asking and answering all the questions soon-to-be parents might have about this wonderful and intriguing phase of human life.
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Terri Randall
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness, Mind & Body
Rent Laugh and Learn About Newborn Baby Care on DVD Laugh and Learn About Newborn Baby Care
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Veteran nurse Sheri Bayles helps parents learn to care for the newest members of their families in this instructional video, demonstrating with real babies important techniques such as swaddling and explaining what gear they will need. Newborns don't come with instruction manuals, but Bayles's easy-to-follow tips teach new parents almost everything they need to help their babies thrive as they mature from infants to toddlers.
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Sheri Bayles
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Yoga for Pregnancy, Labor and Birth on DVD Yoga for Pregnancy, Labor and Birth
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Registered nurse and popular yoga instructor Colette Crawford guides expecting mothers through this program of gentle yoga poses that help reduce physical ailments commonly associated with pregnancy, such as back pain, nausea and constipation. This regimen also helps strengthen the muscles that will be used during childbirth, and is appropriate for use during all three trimesters of pregnancy for beginning and advance yoga students alike.
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Colette Crawford
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Sports & Fitness, Yoga, Special Interest, Workouts, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Nursery University on DVD Nursery University
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Follow five families through the harrowing process of applying to nursery school in New York City, where hypercompetitive parents and elite institutions have made pricey consultants and toddler tutors part of the admissions process. Marc H. Simon's insightful documentary uses wry humor and drama to examine the increasingly common belief that securing entrance to the "right" preschool classroom is a critical first step to success.
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Marc H. Simon, Matthew Makar
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Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Infant & Child CPR on DVD Infant & Child CPR
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No caregiver wants to be caught in a life-threatening situation with a child without the knowledge to do something about it, and this step-by-step program gives you the tools to be prepared. The tutorial breaks down the basics of infant and child CPR using a brand-new technique that can be universally applied. Then, a bonus segment takes a tour around your house to point out hidden hazards that could lead to devastating tragedies.
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Laugh and Learn About Breast Feeding on DVD Laugh and Learn About Breast Feeding
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Nurse Sheri Bayles teaches new mothers how to breast-feed, an important natural process that can often be surprisingly tough for moms and babies to pick up. Using real parents demonstrating the best way to help infants latch on and feed, the film explains how to avoid some common difficulties and shows the most comfortable nursing positions. Bayles also covers pumping, nutrition, sleep training and other subjects certain to help new parents.
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Sheri Bayles
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Bringing Baby Home on DVD Bringing Baby Home
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Get ready for one of the biggest transitions in your life with Bringing Baby Home, the ultimate baby care video. Filmed in hospitals, birth centers and new parents' homes, experts talk to parents about pregnancy, birth, labor and delivery, and the joys and frustrations of bringing a new life into the world. Parents receive helpful advice about basic newborn care, including diapering and bathing, and learn about baby blues and couples care.
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Ages 0-2, Mind & Body
Rent The Baby Whisperer on DVD The Baby Whisperer
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British child-rearing expert Tracy Hogg took America by storm when she published her book The Baby Whisperer, which is chock-full of tips for new parents about how to soothe their infants. In this 74-minute DVD, Hogg addresses her audience's questions with clear, concise strategies for feeding, swaddling, comforting and caring for newborns. She also offers step-by-step instructions on basic baby care such as bathing and bedtime rituals.
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Tracey Hogg
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body, Education & Guidance
Rent I Can Go Potty! on DVD I Can Go Potty!
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Designed to make potty training easier for tykes and their parents, this instructional video -- showing by example -- includes a how-to demonstration by an "experienced" youngster. Featuring lessons about the ABCs of hygiene and a physician's tips to simplify the process for impatient moms and dads, the video will help minimize their exasperation while making the transition smoother for children.
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Children & Family, Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Education & Guidance, Mind & Body
Rent The Baby Human 2 on DVD The Baby Human 2
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Still lacking the power of language, human babies remain essentially mysterious when it comes to their perceptions of the world around them. This trio of episodes from the award-winning Discovery Channel series helps unlock that mystery. "To Feel" examines babies' emotional responses, "To Belong" explores babies' sense of self and others, and "To Relate" addresses how babies understand the people who surround them.
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Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, Discovery Channel, Mind & Body
Rent Frontline: The Medicated Child on DVD Frontline: The Medicated Child
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This fascinating program from PBS's "Frontline" series explores the realities and controversies surrounding the increasingly frequent prescription of behavior-modifying medication for children as young as 2 years old. Numerous experts, including psychiatrists, government regulators and scientific researchers, discuss both the dangers and the benefits of the various drugs being used to treat children with behavioral problems and mental illnesses.
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Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting, TV Documentaries, PBS Documentaries
Rent Delivery and the Post-Natal Period on DVD Delivery and the Post-Natal Period
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Physician and internationally known medical scientist Dr. John Tyson serves as host for this two-part series, which offers a straightforward approach to healthier, safer childbirth. The comprehensive program provides expectant parents with answers to a number of sensitive questions. Topics covered in Part 2 include labor-room procedures; anesthetics; the stages of labor; breast feeding; the essentials of postnatal care; and postpartum depression.
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Rent Nature's Way: Guide to Breastfeeding on DVD Nature's Way: Guide to Breastfeeding
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Developed by international board-certified lactation consultant Hayley Wagner, this guide to breast-feeding will give you the skills and confidence you need to get it right from the very start. The video features multiple-angle close-ups and slow-motion clips of latching and side-by-side comparisons of good vs. poor positioning. The course covers most classroom topics, including how long to breast-feed, pumping and storage, mom's diet and more.
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Hayley Wagner
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Laugh and Learn About Childbirth on DVD Laugh and Learn About Childbirth
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Learn everything you need to know before delivering your child with this fun and complete Lamaze childbirth class led by certified Lamaze instructor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Sheri Bayles, RN. Topics include an anatomy overview, detecting early signs of labor, breathing techniques, labor and delivery, medication options, labor induction, cesarean deliveries, postpartum vaginal deliveries and much more.
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Sheri Bayles
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Pilates in Pregnancy on DVD Pilates in Pregnancy
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Pilates expert Lindsey Jackson leads this easy-to-follow exercise program designed for pregnant women and women who've recently given birth. Viewers of all skill levels will learn how to tone muscles and improve flexibility. Approved by prenatal health experts, the safe and effective early- and late-pregnancy exercises strengthen core muscles in preparation for delivery, while the post-pregnancy routine helps new mothers regain their shape.
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Lindsey Jackson
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Sports & Fitness, Special Interest, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness, Pregnancy & Parenting, Workouts, Mind & Body
Rent Fusion Pilates for Pregnancy on DVD Fusion Pilates for Pregnancy
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Keep fit during your pregnancy with this challenging yet safe workout. Combining yoga and Pilates, the exercise program, led by Jennifer Gianni, carefully follows guidelines set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Suitable for women of all fitness levels, the workout also provides modifications for each trimester. Learn how to get motivated, strengthen your pelvic floor, stay in shape and have a healthier pregnancy.
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Jennifer Gianni
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Sports & Fitness, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness, Pilates & Fitness Ball, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body, Workouts
Rent Making Grace on DVD Making Grace
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In this intimate and affecting documentary, filmmaker Catherine Gund examines lesbian motherhood through the viewpoint of longtime partners Ann Krsul and Leslie Sullivan, who desperately want to have a child.
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Ann Krsul, Leslie Sullivan
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Catherine Gund
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Documentary, LGBT, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting, Lesbian
Rent Baby Sign Language Basics on DVD Baby Sign Language Basics
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Learn to communicate with your child during the preverbal stage with this instructional program. Featuring real families who sign, the show explains how to integrate sign language into your daily family interactions. A video dictionary containing more than 300 American Sign Language signs, with clips that demonstrate each, is also included. Monta Briant, author of the best-seller <i>Sign, Sing, and Play!</i> hosts.
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Monta Z. Briant
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Children & Family, Education & Guidance, Pregnancy & Parenting, Kids' Music, Ages 0-2
Rent Inspiration and Information for Dads-to-Be on DVD Inspiration and Information for Dads-to-Be
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Covering everything from the moment of conception through your child's birth, this enlightening program gives expectant fathers all the information they need to be prepared for this extraordinary period. Topics include dealing with finances, sex, premature birth, labor and more. Dozens of new dads share their experiences, and a host of experts, including midwives, an ob-gyn, childbirth educators and others shed light on what new fathers can expect.
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Troy Jones
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Leslie Marsh
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Child Development: The First Two Years on DVD Child Development: The First Two Years
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Offering a wealth of information for parents and other caregivers, this comprehensive video is an excellent guide to boosting a tyke's mental and physical growth. Created with the aid of leading child experts, the video provides tips on fostering the best environment for a child's learning and progress. Among the scores of subjects covered are nutrition; teething; stimulation; mobility and motor skills; language development; and separation anxiety.
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Who Are the DeBolts? on DVD Who Are the DeBolts?
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Actor Henry Winkler ("Happy Days") narrates this Academy Award-winning documentary following the daily struggles -- and triumphs -- of the all-American DeBolt family. But the DeBolts are no ordinary clan, with busy California parents Robert and Dorothy overseeing the development of six kids of their own and 13 adopted children (many of them with severe physical handicaps) in a range of ages, colors and abilities.
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Henry Winkler
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John Korty
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Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Infant Massage: The Power of Touch on DVD Infant Massage: The Power of Touch
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Researchers have learned that touch plays a crucial role in the development of healthy, self-confident children. In this video, neuromuscular therapist Ines Benedict leads step-by-step lessons that teach infant massage (which helps reduce colic, fussiness, digestive problems and other discomforts) in a safe and effective manner. Also included are tips that will help caregivers tailor massages to a baby's needs.
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Ines Benedict, Tiffany Field
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Gentle Birth Choices on DVD Gentle Birth Choices
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Registered nurse Barbara Harper and other experts invite viewers to witness the power of women during childbirth in this program that explores various options for natural childbirth, including standing, squatting, water birth and home birth. The captivating, informative presentation also covers additional topics such as the role of a midwife, vaginal birth after caesarean, birth centers and circumcision.
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Barbara Harper
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent The Man's Survival Guide to Pregnancy on DVD The Man's Survival Guide to Pregnancy
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Providing helpful tips with a big dose of humor, this informative program is jam-packed with valuable advice for fathers-to-be. Chapters on each trimester offer suggestions to ensure the comfort of your pregnant partner, including meal-making, cleaning and foot massage instructions. Perhaps most importantly, a discussion of the inevitable stresses of pregnancy presents coping strategies for men navigating this life-altering period.
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Clay Nichols, Brad Powell
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Troy Lanier
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Pain-Free Pregnancy on DVD Pain-Free Pregnancy
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Designed to combat the physical stress caused by pregnancy, this mom-tastic workout targets the lower back, pelvis and upper body muscles -- areas that can suffer during those long nine months -- and offers up a host of helpful relaxation techniques. Take a stand against increased fatigue and back pain by staying in shape, and keep up the healthy fitness habits that will help you after the baby arrives.
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness, Workouts, Mind & Body, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Shoot 'em Up: The Truth About Vaccines on DVD Shoot 'em Up: The Truth About Vaccines
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It's something we learn from day one when raising children in America: Vaccines are vitally important. But are they necessary, or even healthy? In this documentary, mother and filmmaker Judy Apicella discusses the issue with experts. They suggest that America's mandatory vaccination policy serves drug companies -- not children -- and argue that some vaccines contain harmful chemicals that can lead to autism, asthma and other health problems.
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Joyce Storey, Nico Apicella, Peggy O'Mara, Dan Burton, Judy Apicella
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Judy Apicella
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Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Prenatal Parenting on DVD Prenatal Parenting
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OB-GYN Frederick Wirth introduces a two-part program that explains his prenatal exercise and baby-bonding ideas and then demonstrates his recommended routine. Physicians, nurses and moms are interviewed about the lasting benefits of exercise during pregnancy. There's also a 10-minute Q & A session with Wirth and exercise physiologist Jeff Harrison, plus an exercise class designed for repeated use by mothers-to-be.
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Frederick Wirth, Jeffrey S. Harrison
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Special Interest, Workouts, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body, Sports & Fitness, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness
Rent Infant Massage on DVD Infant Massage
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A benefit to both child and parent, shiatsu-style infant massage is a great way to relax your child, encourage proper development and growth, and increase the physical and mental connection to your baby. Melva Martin instructs how to use this Japanese massage technique to relieve or prevent discomfort and invigorate the skin, muscles and internal organs. Promote good health for your infant with this instructional DVD.
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Melva Martin
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Richard Lavoie: Beyond F.A.T. City on DVD Richard Lavoie: Beyond F.A.T. City
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In this informative program, special education expert Richard Lavoie offers creative solutions for children with learning disabilities to help alleviate the frustration, anxiety and tension (F.A.T.) they typically experience. Lavoie explores ways to help learning-disabled children build self-esteem, the role of parental responsibility, how to tailor the learning experience to the needs of the student and how to impart individual accountability.
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Richard Lavoie
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body, PBS
Rent Say It with a Sign: Vol. 1 on DVD Say It with a Sign: Vol. 1
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Using modified sign language perfect for little hands, parents can learn to communicate with their babies and toddlers well before they learn how to speak. The introductory volume of this exciting instructional program uses dynamic visual presentations, sound effects, colorful animation and repetitive lessons to teach parents and children 44 basic signs for food, animals, parts of the body and more.
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Children & Family, Education & Guidance, Pregnancy & Parenting, Ages 0-2
Rent Parenting: Become a Better Parent on DVD Parenting: Become a Better Parent
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Though almost anyone can become a parent, the difficult job does not come with a simple instruction manual: This self-help video provides some valuable lessons on how to raise well-adjusted children. Featuring insights from trained family therapists, this valuable guide offers detailed suggestions on how to make parenting more rewarding, as well as how to spend less time arguing with your children and more time enjoying being together.
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Jef Gazley
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body, Healthy Living
Rent The Man's Guide to Labor and Delivery on DVD The Man's Guide to Labor and Delivery
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Make sure you're not forgetting anything as you prepare for the birth of your child with this helpful program for expectant fathers that covers everything from traveling to the hospital with your wife to returning home with your newborn. Topics include a hospital tour, a look at labor and delivery, changing and feeding your newborn and more. Two new fathers discuss their experiences with honesty and humor.
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Troy Jones
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Leslie Marsh
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Ten Things Every Child Needs on DVD Ten Things Every Child Needs
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Reading, communication, play, self-esteem and stability are just five of the 10 things every child needs, according to this fascinating study of brain development in children, hosted by actor Tim Reid. The program features interviews with numerous brain researchers, including Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Bruce Perry. New parents, grandparents, baby sitters and anyone else who interacts with infants will benefit from the insights offered in this release.
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Tim Reid, T. Berry Brazelton, Bruce Perry
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent And Baby Makes Two on DVD And Baby Makes Two
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It takes a lot of strength, courage and stamina to raise a child on one's own; this documentary by filmmakers Judy Katz and Oren Rudavsky follows eight New York City women who chose the path of single motherhood. Over two years, they deal with the stresses, challenges, panics and joys of parenting, including the societal pressures of flying solo, all without the help of a partner.
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Oren Rudavsky, Judy Katz
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Documentary, Indie Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Mind & Body, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Phonics 4 Babies: Baby's First Words on DVD Phonics 4 Babies: Baby's First Words
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Give your baby a jump-start in speech development with this fun and colorful program geared toward infants. Full of humorous puppets, vibrant animation and cheerful sing-along tunes, the show will entertain your child while teaching the basics of phonics, starting the learning process for speech. Mallory Lewis -- the daughter of beloved children's puppeteer Shari Lewis -- hosts this delightful program.
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Mallory Lewis
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Children & Family, Ages 0-2, Education & Guidance, Kids' Music, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Generation RX: Reading, Writing & Ritalin on DVD Generation RX: Reading, Writing & Ritalin
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Exploring both sides of a controversial issue, this A&E documentary asks whether Ritalin -- the tiny yellow pill prescribed to millions of kids with Attention Deficit Disorder -- is a miracle cure or merely a quick fix that does more harm than good. The drug's supporters and detractors weigh in on the sharp increase in Ritalin prescriptions since 1990 and debate its effectiveness in keeping youngsters focused at home and in the classroom.
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Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, Pregnancy & Parenting, A&E
Rent Nutrition During Pregnancy on DVD Nutrition During Pregnancy
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Learn how to eat right when you're expecting with this informative guide hosted by registered dietician -- and mom -- Kara Korhonen. Korhonen explains everything mothers-to-be need to know about the role of nutrition in a healthy pregnancy. She uses a lighthearted approach to nutritional education, with segments on which foods are best (and which should be avoided) during each trimester, the benefits of exercise, cravings and more.
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Kara Korhonen
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Adrian Verwolf
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent It's So Much Work to be Your Friend on DVD It's So Much Work to be Your Friend
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Special education expert Richard Lavoie offers strategies to help children with learning disabilities succeed in the social sphere with this informative program. Providing an explanation of "social incompetence," Lavoie goes on to offer creative solutions. Learn how to teach your children confidence as they acquire skills to become involved in group activities and make and nurture friendships at school and at home.
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Richard Lavoie
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body, PBS
Rent My World Learning: Autism Learning Tools on DVD My World Learning: Autism Learning Tools
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Geared toward children with a range of issues -- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADD, ADHD, Down Syndrome and Learning Delay -- this educational series helps youngsters learn and retain information while having fun. From understanding emotional concepts and the expressions that accompany them, to learning shapes and colors, the content is provided in unique ways that capture kids' attention and aid in remembering the lessons.
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Deanna Ballard
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Children & Family, Education & Guidance, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Journey into Life on DVD Journey into Life
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With stunning in-the-womb photography and exquisitely rendered computer-animated graphics, this Oscar-nominated documentary short provides a remarkable overview of the nine-month human journey from conception to birth. Director Dr. Derek Bromhall traces life from zygote to fetus to baby, capturing on film everything from ovulation to ejaculation, fertilization and embryonic development. Viewers even catch a glimpse of the embryo's tiny beating heart.
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Dr. Derek Bromhall
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Praise Baby Collection: My Father's World on DVD Praise Baby Collection: My Father's World
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Familiar praise and worship music combines with colorful images kids will find captivating in this innovative video presentation designed to stimulate your infant or toddler's development in all areas -- tactile, cognitive, emotional and spiritual. Enhance your baby's nurturing environment with songs such as "Blessed Be Your Name," "God of All I Am," "You've Given Life to Me" and "He Is Exalted."
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Children & Family, Inspirational Music, Kids' Music, Ages 0-2, Mind & Body, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Getting Your Baby/Toddler to Sleep on DVD Getting Your Baby/Toddler to Sleep
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Pediatric sleep specialists Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack share their tried-and-true method for getting your baby or toddler to sleep in this program geared toward children from four months to three years old. The two experts lead parents through simple steps that typically work in less than five nights. Bonus features include a segment on the six most common sleep stealers, sample weaning schedules for nighttime feedings and more.
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Jennifer Waldburger, Jill Spivack
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Tantric Yoga for Blissful Pregnancy on DVD Tantric Yoga for Blissful Pregnancy
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Pass on the relaxation and cleansing calm of tantric yoga to your baby with instructor Usha Devi's sequence of poses, breathing techniques and a visualization strategy known as yoga nidra. Perfect for pregnant mothers, the practices draw from ancient Eastern traditions and pursue a more perfect union of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual elements in the mother and the child.
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Usha Devi
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Sports & Fitness, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness, Pregnancy & Parenting, Workouts
Rent Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain on DVD Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain
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Award-winning children's author Trevor Romain hosts this lively program for kids in grades two to seven, mixing animation and live action to tell the story of a boy named Jack who's being pushed around by a bully. Jack has tried everything to fend off the guy who's picking on him, but nothing seems to work. Now that Jack's resorted to skipping school, it's time for Trevor to step in and show him how to get the bully to back off.
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Children & Family, Education & Guidance, Pregnancy & Parenting, Special Interest, Mind & Body
Rent Growing Green Babies on DVD Growing Green Babies
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<i>Green Babies, Sage Moms</i> author Lynda Fassa joins forces with other sustainable-lifestyle experts to present this step-by-step tutorial for parents who want to raise their children in an eco-friendly environment. With an eye on promoting "green" living, the program includes segments on following proper prenatal and postnatal nutrition, cooking with organic ingredients, treating maladies with holistic medicine and designing a green nursery.
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Lynda Fassa
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Healthy Living, Mind & Body
Rent Refrigerator Mothers on DVD Refrigerator Mothers
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In the 1950s and '60s, before autism was better understood by the medical establishment, doctors blamed the condition on frigid mothering. These "refrigerator mothers" lived with decades of guilt while their children underwent questionable therapies. The mothers tell their story for the first time in this stirring documentary, which also chronicles how Bruno Bettleheim got the cause of autism wrong and how others later challenged his error.
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David E. Simpson
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Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting
Rent Teen Relationships and Sexual Pressure on DVD Teen Relationships and Sexual Pressure
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As teenagers begin to get involved in romantic relationships, it can often be difficult for them to develop healthy, meaningful interactions with the opposite sex, given the often skewed representations of love and sex in the media. This release, grounded in the Christian faith, offers an outlook on sex that is rarely seen in today's society -- one that promotes abstinence and follows the Biblical stance on sexuality.
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Jason Evert, Ellen Marie
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Help your child get a "kick" out of swimming -- while learning valuable life-saving skills -- with this award-winning tutorial led by veteran swim instructor Gaylene Anderson, who shares the fundamentals of teaching swimming to kids of all ages. The program is divided into five age segments: babies 6 months to 2 years; toddlers 2 to 4 years; children 5 to 15 years; teens; and adults. Included is a bonus section on open water swimming.
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Brenda Adderly hosts this informative discussion regarding the effects of baby care on brain development and intelligence. Ms. Adderly guides you through examples and demonstrations of how you can influence a baby's mental development through certain types of activities such as massages and the controversial "Mozart theory." This video is ideal for any parent who wants to enhance their child's brain development.
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Help your baby build a foundation for speech and vocabulary with this educational program from BabyFirstTV, the popular television channel for babies. A progressive journey leads kids through first words, words put in context and first stories. The show features scenes from BabyFirstTV series such as "Hide and Seek," "Safari Scrapbook," "The Yoyo and Peanut Show," "Sandman," " Tell Me a Story" and "Wordies."
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Despite its many joys, motherhood is definitely not for wimps. This informative Learning Channel series lays out the challenges of being a mother and discusses strategies for meeting each. Viewers will learn the truth about postpartum depression, how to keep the romance in your relationship after the baby arrives, how to cope with the "terrible twos" and more. Also included are two episodes of the TLC series "A Baby Story."
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Rent Toolbox for New Dads on DVD Toolbox for New Dads
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Writer and radio host Armin Brott serves up a generous helping of fatherly advice to expectant dads with this exhaustive and thoughtful compilation of parenting tips. Brott covers crying, diapers, dealing with your anxiety, helping your partner through postpartum depression, adjusting to a changing sex life and how your new arrival will affect your relationships with your friends and family.
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Expectant mommies get a feel-good, low-impact cardio workout with expert fitness instructor Sue Fleming. From Jump Start Stretching to Cardio Breeze and Total Body Toning, each gentle prenatal routine is carefully designed to keep the body toned, flexible and feeling great throughout pregnancy. A frequent guest on "Good Morning America" and featured in magazines such as <i>Cosmopolitan</i> and <i>InStyle</i>, Fleming has been a certified fitness trainer since 1996.
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Bond with your baby through massage, a practice that helps build trust between parent and child while providing a way to communicate and improve your infant's well-being. This easy-to-follow program provides instructions for various massage techniques. Segments focus on each part of your baby's body, with real-life mothers and fathers demonstrating how to gently massage your infant. Lessons can also be viewed with music but no verbal instructions.
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New mothers as well as veteran moms can benefit from this unique workout designed just for them. Fitness guru Jennifer Nicole Lee leads viewers through a comprehensive routine that will help them tighten and tone muscles all over their body. Lee's advice and exercises are based on her own experiences as she worked to shed 80 pounds after the birth of her second child.
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Rent Kids & Divorce: For Better or Worse on DVD Kids & Divorce: For Better or Worse
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Hosted by journalist Dave Iverson, this program explores the best ways for families to manage the repercussions of divorce, focused primarily on helping kids through the emotional process. Through interviews with children and parents, insight from legal experts and child psychologists, and an examination of the current judicial system, this video offers a structure for dealing with a difficult experience, one shared by millions of Americans.
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Rent Say It with a Sign: Vol. 2 on DVD Say It with a Sign: Vol. 2
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With the second volume of this dynamic instructional program, parents continue to learn ways to teach youngsters how to communicate using a modified version of sign language that's perfect for little hands. Building upon the lessons of the first volume, this edition introduces more than 40 new signs that can used to help babies and toddlers convey more elaborate ideas and thoughts.
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Dedicated father-and-son counselors Howard and Matthew Greene previously helped high school students and their parents navigate through the potentially overwhelming college application process. Now, in this informative and engaging follow-up disc, the Greenes extend their admissions expertise with proven strategies to help families of every income level learn how to finance higher education. A great instructional primer!
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Exploring the forces and factors that shape us from birth to adolescence, this seven-part series uses documentary sequences, archival footage, clinical examples and expert analysis to shed light on how children develop. The programs follow 12 families across five continents and examine the crucial childhood years from scientific, cultural and historical standpoints, addressing such issues as nature vs. nurture.
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This colorful installment of the popular BabyFirstTV series uses the immersion method to help give infants and toddlers an introduction to the basics of the Spanish language, covering familial terms, food names, animals and more. The unique program also features three popular children's songs sung in Spanish, as well as a viewing guide for parents that provides an educational overview of the tutorial.
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With this entry of the Parent's Guide to Growing Pains series, parents are given tools and techniques to help them impart the importance of proper social skills, manners and etiquette to their children. Designed to aid moms and dads with the common yet sensitive challenges of parenthood, the effective instructional series features a wide range of topics that are vital to a child's development and maturity.
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Providing a gold mine of information, this enlightening video covers subjects near and dear to parents' hearts, especially during the early years of a child's growth and development. Presented by well-qualified experts, the video uses a combination of words, pictures and demonstrations to help moms and dads get their tykes off on the right foot. Topics include infant nutrition, potty training and thumb sucking.
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Filmmaker and concerned mother Judy Apicella follows up her expos&#233; of vaccines, Shoot 'em Up, with this broader look at global contamination. Her interviews with medical experts reveal that today's advances may be endangering our children's future. The film goes beyond the issues of air, water and ground pollution to examine human contamination through vaccines and antibiotics that are creating stronger, more resistant bacteria.
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In this tutorial, certified infant massage instructor Michelle Kluck reveals that therapeutic touch isn't only for adults -- it can also benefit babies by soothing fussy temperaments and easing everyday discomforts. Once parents get into the habit of giving their babies regular massage sessions, they might notice another benefit, too: a stronger bond between parent and child that adds closeness and connection to the relationship.
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Through interviews with behavioral experts, teachers, parents and students, this program explores the nature of learning disabilities and their connection to low self-esteem and lack of motivation. Dr. Mel Levine guides viewers through an overview of learning situations that can trigger negative emotions. Parents and teachers will learn strategies involving social cognition, memory, motivation and more that they can use to help students succeed.
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Rent Complete Baby Care on DVD Complete Baby Care
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Bringing home baby is an exciting -- and terrifying -- proposition. This instructional video takes the fear out of the equation by offering step-by-step lessons in everything parents need to do to keep their newborns happy and healthy. Produced in collaboration with experts on postnatal care, the presentation covers everything from breast-feeding to diapering, cord care, bathing, calming, holding, administering medication and more.
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Rent BabyFirstTV: Tec the Tractor on DVD BabyFirstTV: Tec the Tractor
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Young children will be delighted with the fun adventures of Tec the Tractor, a farm tractor whose enthusiasm to pitch in and help always seems to get him into hot water. What happens when his farm friends can't bail him out? Fortunately, Farmer Roy and his young daughter always know what to do. This program from the BabyFirstTV network educates as it entertains, featuring fun critters like Tommy the Trailer and Carolyn the Cow.
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Rent Real Life Teens: Stress on DVD Real Life Teens: Stress
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In this installment of the informative "Real Life Teens" series, the producers turn their focus to the causes and effects of stress and explore techniques that kids can employ to help manage the pressures of teenage life. Utilizing frank discussions from actual teenagers, as well as insight from a variety of experts, this documentary series delves into the challenges that are thrust upon young people during their high-pressured teenage years.
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New mothers can strengthen and tone up their bodies while enjoying cuddling their babies with this fun and bonding 20-minute exercise routine geared toward parents and infants up to 10 months old. Infant developmental movement educator Helen Garabedian leads parents and their babies through this energizing yoga-based workout that doesn't require any props or previous experience. A bonus "Yoga for Baby" feature is included.
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Rent Calming Lullabies for Mother and Child on DVD Calming Lullabies for Mother and Child
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Relax and soothe your little one with this tranquility-inducing program that combines well-known, beloved lullabies with calming images of waterscapes and peaceful babies. This mesmerizing video can be used at nap time, bedtime or anytime baby is tired or fussy and needs to settle into slumber. The mix of quieting music and delightful images is perfect for when parent and child want to connect and relax.
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Rent Connect with Kids: Middle School Survival on DVD Connect with Kids: Middle School Survival
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Featuring middle-school students candidly discussing the issues confronting them every day, this Emmy-winning series of programs will help kids understand -- and make better choices about -- drugs, alcohol, sex, depression and the Internet's dangers. In addition, sage advice from experts will help young teens' parents establish lines of communication with their children so the family can face such issues together.
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Parents of triplets, as the legend goes, wanted to create a video that stimulated the minds of their infants and two-year-old while also providing them with a calm, comfortable atmosphere. Using tranquil, colorful imagery set to the sounds of water, nursery rhymes, and classical music, the parents developed a video that was even more successful than they had expected.
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Rent Ten Steps to College with the Greenes on DVD Ten Steps to College with the Greenes
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Getting into college is more difficult than ever these days, but the father-son team of Howard and Matthew Greene are here to help. The duo covers topics such as conquering the often confusing college application process, examining financial aid options and concerns and selecting the right school for you. The Greenes use a straightforward approach that both parents and students will appreciate and find useful.
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Rent Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Play n' Flourish on DVD Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Play n' Flourish
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Parents can bond with their baby in their own home while encouraging healthy development with this yoga program for them and their infants. Infant developmental movement educator Helen Garabedian leads several routines that require no previous yoga experience. The Calming Made Easy Routine helps quiet fussy infants, the Bonding Bliss Routine focuses on providing nurturing attention and the Growing Strong Routine fosters physical development.
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Rent Say It with a Sign: Vol. 3 on DVD Say It with a Sign: Vol. 3
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Through dynamic visual presentations, sound effects and repetitive drills, the third volume of this instructional program builds upon the lessons of the first two editions to help parents expand their child's knowledge and use of sign language. This installment introduces more than 40 new signs that can be used in conjunction with the signs taught in earlier lessons to help babies and toddlers convey more elaborate thoughts and ideas.
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Rent BabyFirstTV: Numerical Concepts on DVD BabyFirstTV: Numerical Concepts
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Children will learn about numbers, counting and shapes with this educational program from BabyFirstTV -- the popular television channel for babies -- designed to help your tots gain a foundation for understanding numbers and mathematical concepts. The show features scenes from BabyFirstTV series such as "Numbers Farm," "Shape-a-ma-jigs," "Harry the Bunny," "Number Time," "Shapes & Sizes" and "Numbers Around the Globe."
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Rent Developing Minds: Thinking with Numbers on DVD Developing Minds: Thinking with Numbers
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Acquiring a rounded set of math-solving skills can often be a challenging experience for children and early adolescents. In this series, teachers, parents, children and learning expert Dr. Mel Levine offer practical strategies to helping students overcome confusion and anxiety about math. The program includes segments on memory, language, attention, spatial ordering, time and task ordering and higher order cognition.
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Rent Your Child 6 to 12 on DVD Your Child 6 to 12
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In this three-part program designed to foster lasting bonds between parent and child and impart lifelong values, author John Drescher guides parents through the formative years of children aged 6-12. Program One advises spending quality time with your child (reading, being affectionate); Program Two focuses on the often emotional and anxious middle childhood years; Program Three stresses the importance of spirituality, confidence and identity.
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Rent Parent's Guide: Responsibility on DVD Parent's Guide: Responsibility
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This instructional series, which covers typical problems that occur in nearly every family -- like being late -- gives new as well as more "experienced" parents sound advice about addressing and approaching responsibility issues. Topics include learning the importance of timeliness and understanding how to determine which obligations are the most important and how to tackle them with accountability.
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Rent Fabulously Fit Moms: Lower Body Burn on DVD Fabulously Fit Moms: Lower Body Burn
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Fitness guru and mother Jennifer Nicole Lee shares her secrets to conditioning with this unique workout aimed at strengthening and sculpting your lower body. Tighten and tone your legs, firm up your derriere, burn away fat and build confidence -- along with lean muscle mass -- with Lee's special series of lunges and other moves.
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Rent Developing Minds: Understanding on DVD Developing Minds: Understanding
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Cognitive thinking is one of the most useful skills students can develop to help them deal with school, social interaction and adult life. But for some, understanding ideas and information is a serious challenge. This series offers practical strategies to helping students overcome common learning problems. Parents, teachers, students and learning expert Dr. Mel Levine discuss the challenges of learning and approaches to success.
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Rent Parents of Teens on DVD Parents of Teens
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Raising teenagers is fraught with challenges that can stop even the best parents dead in their tracks. With a focus on strengthening parent-teen relationships, abstinence advocates Jason Evert and Ellen Marie outline steps that mom and dad can apply to help adolescents handle peer pressure and to remain chaste. Evert and Marie's practical advice aids parents in getting through to teens when it comes to realizing the consequences of their actions.
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A host of fun activities and games takes children on a progressive educational journey and helps them build a foundation for developing social skills in this program from BabyFirstTV, the popular television channel for babies. Topics include sharing, imitating, taking turns, communicating and more. The show features scenes from BabyFirstTV series such as "Harry the Bunny," "Peek-a-boo, I See You!," "Shapes & Sizes" and many others.
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Those adorable Shushies -- Snoozles, Dozie and Zeez -- are here with soothing songs and gentle activities to help your toddler establish an enjoyable nightly pre-bedtime routine, one that will actually have young ones looking forward to sleepy time. This collection features seven episodes from the BabyFirstTV show -- one for each night of the week -- as well as a special selection of Shushybye songs.
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Rent Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Sleep n' Grow on DVD Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Sleep n' Grow
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Infant developmental movement educator Helen Garabedian leads parents and their babies through several yoga routines designed to help them bond with their infant while fostering good health and habits in this instructional program. The Stretch n' Play Routine encourages motor development, the Divine Digestion Routine calms upset stomachs, and the Sweet Sleep Routine facilitates relaxation and sleep. No previous yoga experience is required.
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In this pre- and postnatal exercise program, Pilates guru Lynne Robinson shows pregnant women how to work with the changes their bodies are undergoing to ease delivery, center the body as it goes through the postural changes of pregnancy and emerge from the experience stronger than ever. By strengthening the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and spine, Lynne helps women avoid the back pain that often accompanies pregnancy.
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Rent Chef and Father: Vol. 1 on DVD Chef and Father: Vol. 1
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Learn how to make your own organic baby food from a professional chef and father in this easy-to-follow instructional program. Chef Greg Johnson takes parents through each step of preparing the healthiest food for their children. As viewers follow Johnson's tips while he cooks for his two daughters, they'll discover how to gradually introduce new foods to create a foundation for healthy and diverse eating habits as children grow up.
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Rent Parent's Guide: Getting Along on DVD Parent's Guide: Getting Along
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This installment in the practical Parent's Guide series helps parents teach their kids how to show respect for others and learn to cooperate and compromise with teachers, schoolmates, friends and members of their own family. Specific segments focus on topics such as teasing and name-calling, managing conflict and differences of opinion, and how to communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of circumstances.
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Rent Baby's First Year: Vol. 2 on DVD Baby's First Year: Vol. 2
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Newborn babies don't come with how-to manuals, but parents are in luck -- this program gives you vital information about the moment baby arrives (covering topics like circumcision, preemies and using a doula) to when you bring your little one home. Pediatricians and parents share tips and stories about sleeping patterns, crying habits, SIDS and colic, and helpful hints for Mommy and Daddy to get some rest too.
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In this frank discussion of sex and relationships, abstinence advocates Jason Evert and Ellen Marie meet with high schoolers to talk about issues weighing on teens' minds and to offer guidance to youngsters facing a world beset with moral ambiguity.
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