“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” ~ Anonymous.
Children needs can often be classified into more than one category.
A child has a need for appropriate health care, which is a social need. At times, this need may be related to a serious injury or illness, which is a physical need, or related to a mental health condition, which is a psychological need. Children cannot acquire their own food or sustain any reasonable shelter. The initial responsibility of their parents is this to provide a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. Children cannot protect themselves from aggressive adults. They thus need others to provide physical safety, keeping them from harm and defending them when they are threatened or attacked. As their minds are developing with their growth, there is much that children do not understand and even the most innocent situations can be deeply distressing.
Beyond the basic needs, in order to become functioning members of society, children need support in developing and learning important and useful skills. Children develop into people who must live and work with others. For this they need to learn the rules of society. They need to be able to communicate their ideas and desires. They need to persuade and change minds. To become functioning adults, children need to learn all kinds of things, both at school and outside, many abilities that are useful in developing careers are not taught at school. This can be very much an exploratory activity as children discover their talents and the things that motivate them. Children also need to learn to be happy within themselves and to cope with the difficulties and traumas of life. They thus need to learn self-confidence and emotional maturity.
It becomes difficult to meet such basic and development need by many children across the globe due to the low income of the family.
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