Right From the Start is about bonding and attachment between parents and infants. It reviews the research of many scientists.
Harry Harlow, Rene Spitz, and John Bowlby demonstrate the importance of attachment and bonding for normal development. John Kennell and Marshall Klaus identify the negative effect of early separation on family development.
Selma Fraiberg demonstrates that deprivation of a nurturing mother or mother-substitute diminishes later capacity to commit to loving relationships and the human community.
T. Berry Brazellton demonstrates how the early capabilities of infants and the balanced rhythm between infant and mother are essential to attachment.
The video also focuses on some of the practices and institutions in our society that can either encourage or hinder the attachment process.
Produced By: Irving B. Harris Foundation
Running Time: 60 minutes