Our needs do not change in life,
how we meet them does change with time, development, circumstances and situations.
Kids Have Needs is best used with early elementary students.
We All Have Needs is best used with older elementary and Middle School students.
People of All Ages is best used with older Middle School, High School and young adults.
Moms Have Needs, this book can be used in groups or with individuals (like all the books) but often moms forget to take care of themselves. We need to remember we matter and must take care of ourselves. We are leading by example.
Little Ones Have Needs is best used with preschoolers. Language is important, to use the langue of The 5 Needs can help in child development. Thinking about what a child needs instead of what is wrong with the child can help. Teaching little ones about their needs and coloring pictures with them along the way can be fun and educational too.
Each workbook is designed with a developmental stage in mind. Ages are not put on the workbooks purposefully, we all develop at different times, so general developmental stages are listed. Sometimes the stages overlap because one book may be useful for different ages. When we are working with children, or young adults, with different abilities, we can use any book that will meet their needs (and there is no age to make them feel bad).
A Fun ideas: Some adults have gone back and completed the workbooks intended for younger children just to see what it was like and found many areas in their life they could explore.
Having grandparents do a workbook explaining how they met their needs in life (in the past and now and show the differences) can be very interesting and create wonderful conversations.
Teachers, counselors and parents have used the workbooks to motivate children and show them they can do something right! They have even been given credit in clases for doing the work and rewards at home.
Wendy welcomes your feedback and thoughts.
More materials are available and even more are being developed, so ask for what you need.
We may have it or make it for you.
Files coming soon.
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