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Nuturing Families and Addressing Human Needs

Why would these three; nurturance in families, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and values, beliefs,and attitude be significant items?

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Why would these three; nurturing in families, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and values, beliefs, and attitudes be significant items?

Nurturing in families enhances personal development, improves positive relationships, and increases family functioning because of the consistent caring and considerate interactions. Nurturing is important in families because it empowers children, adolescents, and adults to encourage each other to live healthy and fully functioning lives. When family members nurture one another it promotes the well being of each individual, the well being of the entire family, and the way in which each member of that family interacts with the community.

A positive self worth is critical to the ability to nurture one's self, others and the environment. Parents and children who treat themselves with respect will in turn treat others with respect. Nurturing in families promotes self-esteem in children and demonstrates that they value and respect each other's thoughts, feelings and needs.

A positive self worth is critical to the ability to nurture one's self, others and the environment. Nurturing families demonstrates support, encouragement, acceptance, and positive communication.

Discipline is the practice of teaching children to be respectful, cooperative, and to contribute to their family and to society. Parental practices of discipline must model the sought after behavior of the child. A nurturing family provides structure through family values, rules and guidance, and uses alternatives to physical punishment (i.e. time out, loss of privilege, grounding, etc.).
Humor, laughter and fun promote happiness in families, an optimistic view of life, an outlet for stress reduction, and the chance to make living together as a family enjoyable. A nurturing family spends and enjoys quality leisure time together.

Children need to be empowered to make good choices and wise decisions through the development of personal power. A nurturing family promotes ...

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Nurturing in families enhances personal development, improves positive relationships, and increases family functioning because of the consistent caring and considerate interactions. Nurturing is important in families because it empowers children, adolescents, and adults to encourage each other to live healthy and fully functioning lives. A positive self worth is critical to the ability to nurture one's self, others and the environment. Psychologist Abraham Maslow first introduced his concept of a hierarchy of needs in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation"1 and his subsequent book, Motivation and Personality.2 This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to other needs. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is most often displayed as a pyramid. As people progress up the pyramid, needs become increasingly psychological and social. Maslow believed that these needs are similar to instincts and play a major role in motivating behavior. There are five different levels in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

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