Myths of Childhood

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3 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Innocence
The first in the three-part series, Innocence explores the romantic idea that children are innocent, and that this is at the heart of what we believe childhood should be. We…
Episode 2 Damage
Damage explores our tendency today to search childhood memories for the causes of our adult discontent. Damage done to us as children is blamed for everything from alcoholism to depression.…
Episode 3 Perfection
In the era of psychology, contemporary parents have assumed responsibility for the emotional well being, self esteem and happiness of their children. But do parents expect too much of themselves…

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