We can begin at home, changing a way we think and asking different questions, such as: “What does the child need?” instead of “What is wrong with the child?”
Once a need is identified, you may be surprised how much conversation can flow.
The 5 Needs materials have been a platform for jumping into topics, situations and talks that have proven very meaningful and helpful.
The 5 Needs provides a framework for groups and classroom meetings. Using each need as the topic at hand, allowing the conversations to flow around the need provides structure and freedom to discuss meaningful, relevant issues and concerns in the lives of the participants.
Where can you use The 5 Needs materials:
Small groups of boys or girls
Project Based Learning
Groups for Mom's
Truancy Prevention Programs
After School Programs
Residential Group Homes
Foster Care Programs
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers
Homeschooling (groups and individually)
Family meal times
While talking with our elders
Nursing homes to keep life stories alive and provide meaning and purpose
The 5 Needs can be used to bridge a gap between generations, open communication and provide a framework for conversations. No matter what our age, situation, race, gender, we all have the same needs. How we meet them varies and is dependent on many factors including (but not limited to) our age, life situation, abilities, financial resources, and desires. Older people can be a wonderful resource, and telling of their stores about how they met their needs decades ago can enrich relationships.
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