SEVEN BASIC NEEDS OF CHILDREN by Kenneth O. Peterman
A NEED TO BELONG: to be wanted
Wise parents develop a unity with the family that includes all children equally. Children need to be a member of a unified whole.
Scripture: I Corinthians 12:12-31; Genesis 33:5.
A NEED FOR UNIQUENESS: to be an individual
Wise parents create a sends of individuality in each child. Children need to know their distinctive contribution to the whole based upon their talents and abilities.
Scripture: Psalm 139
A NEED FOR CONTROL: to cope with their environment
Wise parents teach their children how to control their environment by exercising their abilities by solving problems.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:15-17
A NEED FOR RECOGNITION: to be appreciated
Wise parents recognize the unique accomplishments of each child.
Scripture: Proverbs 20:11
A NEED FOR COMMUICATION: to be in touch with others
Wise parents develop social skills by encouraging proper inter-action within the family.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:29; 5:1
A NEED FOR DISCIPLINE: to be corrected
Wise parents encourage a sense of responsibility by implementing a consistent discipline program.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:4
A NEED FOR INDEPENDENCE: to be responsible
Wise parents foster risk-taking tasks and projects for each child according to their abilities.
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6