John

John, 17 months - 9 days in a residential nursery
James Robertson - DVD

John DVD 17 Months in a Residential NurseryFor two days John tries to attach himself to a nurse, but because they are not assigned to individual children no nurse attends to John long enough to understand him and answer his needs. He is not mothered or protected from attacks by the other children. Food and routines are strange, and the father's visits can do little to ease the situation. John becomes increasingly distressed, and eventually sinks into hopeless apathy. At reunion he rejects his mother.