So, if you survived Psychology 101 in high school or college, you probably know about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The idea that each person has biological and psychological needs that must be met in order to achieve “actualization”. The basic rule is that the lower needs have to be met BEFORE it is even possible to meet the higher needs of the pyramid/triangle. I have applied this idea to the emotional needs of children. This has helped me describe the emotional needs of children to the families that I work with.
Click on this link to see the diagram in a PDF file that you can print.