Маша, к счастью, это public radio - так что английский не слишком сложный.
Stories of unconditional love between parents and children, and how hard love can be sometimes in daily practice.
Hard as it is to believe, during the early Twentieth Century, a whole school of mental health professionals decided that unconditional love was a terrible thing to give a child. The government printed pamphlets warning mothers against the dangers of holding their kids.
The head of the American Psychological Association and even a mothers' organization endorsed the position that mothers were dangerous untill psychologist Harry Harlow set out to prove them wrong, through a series of experiments with monkeys.(10 minutes)
Act One. Love Is a Battlefield.
Alix Spiegel tells the story of Heidi and Rick Solomon, who adopt a son raised under terrible circumstances in a Romanian orphanageso terrible that he's unable to feel attachments to anyone. (27 minutes)
Act Two. Hit Me with
Your Best Shot.
Dave Royko talks about the decision he and his wife faced about their autustic son's future, including whether their son should continue living with their family. (19 minutes)