The Resource Life at 1, Episode 1, directed by Catherine Marciniak ; narrated by Colin Friels, (electronic resource)

Life at 1, Episode 1, directed by Catherine Marciniak ; narrated by Colin Friels, (electronic resource)

Life at 1, Episode 1
Life at 1
Title number
Episode 1
Statement of responsibility
directed by Catherine Marciniak ; narrated by Colin Friels
The first episode of Life at 1 begins, fittingly, with a conception. IVF is the last hope for 43-year-old Louise to have her own child. Her partner Shannon is unsure if he's ready for the impact a baby will have on his lifestyle. Loulou's birth is crunch time. Louise has dreamed of being the perfect mother for ten years but reality proves to be fraught: an emergency caesarian followed by difficulties breastfeeding bring unexpected physical and emotional pain ... and guilt. Quintuplet Ben almost died while still in the womb. Born three months early and barely the size of a kitten, he's the smallest and most fragile of his brothers and sisters. Like other premature, underweight children, he risks developing problems with hyperactivity, anxiety, depression and sociability, so for him -and his parents Kylie and Paul -the first 12 months of life are especially critical. Battena and Bilal want their daughter Haleema to be a leader. However, the personalities of parents can determine that of their child, and Battena and Bilal confess they're painfully shy. Both are children of Lebanese migrants who have worked hard to fulfil their parents' dreams. They're now juggling parenthood with finishing university degrees. And, as Muslims, they're also feeling increasingly anxious about racial and religious intolerance, and how this will shape Haleema's personality and the world in which she grows up. Anastasija is a city kid whose parents Kathy and Darren are self-confessed control freaks. They've decided only members of their immediate family will look after her. It requires a meticulously planned shift system as both juggle demanding jobs and caring for their daughter. Kathy's mother is there to lend a helping hand, meaning Anastasija is literally growing up in her mum's footsteps. Jara'na, on the other hand, is the youngest in a household of eight children plus mum Michelle and dad Paul. The older kids are showing him the ropes and at 14 months he's quite physically advanced. Statistically, Indigenous children are at greater risk of falling behind in development once they get to school age, so what's the prediction for Jara'na? Join these five children in the first episode of Life at 1 to find out how their families and environments seem to be impacting on their emerging personalities. How do their experiences fit with the 10,000 children in the long-term study? We talk to the parents and to child development experts and watch the children in their daily lives. We also witness the intriguing results of two experiments designed to test how they react to new circumstances to learn if they're bold or fearful, shy or confident. How does the world we create for a child in the first year affect their personality? In Life at 1, we predict how the characteristics our babies have now might determine who they become
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Cataloging source
Language note
In English
Series statement
Australasian video online
Target audience
Life at 1, Episode 1, directed by Catherine Marciniak ; narrated by Colin Friels, (electronic resource)
Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
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Content type MARC source
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  • other
  • unknown
1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 min.)
Form of item
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • ASP2711910
  • (OCoLC)897480948
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Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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