2LEQ What is the difference between needs and wants? What are the ways emotional support affects the family and its members?How do families meet physical needs?How are social skills learned?How do families contribute to mental growth?How are values learned?
3Diagram on chart paper: Compare and contrast the specific needs of a baby, a child, a teen and an adult. What are the basic needs that remain the same throughout the lifespan? What needs are unique to each age group?What changes have your family members made to continue meeting your needs as you’ve gotten older?
4LEQ 1: Family Needs & Wants What do people need to become happy and useful members of society? One of the strongest influences is family. They supply what members need to grow and develop.A need is something that is required for a person’s survival and growth. Families fulfill needs that are emotional, physical, social and mental.
5Needs vs. wants cont.Family needs are different form family wants. A want is something that is desired by not essential.Both needs & wants affect family behavior. A need that is not met commands attention and effort until it is filled. Families must decide what steps to take to get the things they need and choose the wants that they will meet.It’s important for families to be able to distinguish between needs & wants. When you understand the needs & wants of your family, you can plan for the future.
6LEQ 2: Emotional Support Emotional support is the actions people take to meet the emotional needs of others. When families meet each other’s emotional needs, they create a support system. When people receive support from their families, there are good outcomes: the support can help members enjoy the good times and it provides strength to get through the hard times. Saying and doing things that make someone feel good (bucket filling) helps that person’s emotional health.
7The time for supportSupport is easy to give during happy times (offer recognition, pride and warmth)People need support most during hard times. Family members are often the first people to be there to provide support when something goes wrong.Emotionally supportive families offer shelter from the outside world. Families help people get away from the pressures and duties of work and school and help provide a safe place to be.
8Create Family Bonds Giving emotional support creates family bonds. As other people come and go, family ties remain. A sense of belonging exists in a strong family. Nurturing your family can build family bonds.Providing emotional support is a 2 way street.
9Family and Personality Personalities are shaped in the family. Your personality is made up of al the characteristics that make you unique.Personality is formed in early years of life and are often kept for life. With emotional support people are more apt to have personality traits that help them to be successful in life.
10LEQ 3: Physical NeedsPeople need food, sleep, shelter and clothing to survive. For the most part, these needs are met in the family.Sometimes providing these needs are a struggle. Family should value the care and the effort that is given by its members.Most families have jobs to financially support their needs. When this isnt possible, people seek outside help like friends, relatives, or government programs.
11ProtectionPhysical needs include more than just food and shelter. They must also protect each other.Healthcare is an example of protection.Setting rules is another example of protection.Protecting family from danger or situations they may not be able to handle is important to keep the family safe.
12LEQ 4: Social SkillsSocialization provides the tools a person needs in order to participate in their society. Small lessons are part of this process:How to get along with othersWhat actions are acceptable where you liveHow to be independentWhat responsibilities you have to your world.
13LEQ 5: Mental growthThroughout life people gain knowledge, but learn to improve their thinking skills. The family is a child’s first teacher. With a good start, children have a better chance at doing well in school and in life.Family involvement in its members education is important.
15LEQ 6: ValuesValues are beliefs and principles. Your values are based on ideas about what is right, good and desirable. People and families decide which values they will hold.Your set of values that you hold is called a value system. The choices you make reflect your value system.The adults in the family are the leaders in setting the family’s value system.
16The Impact of valuesSome values have more impact than others. Some values are personal and apply to people.Other values are held by society like honesty, kindness, and social responsibility. When families reinforce and uphold values, life can be better for people and society and families are strengthened.
17Values are LearnedValues are learned within the family. They do this by teaching values that belong in a person’s moral code.Adults express their values and this helps children grow up with a sense of what is right and good Families teach values in these ways:By exampleBy direct teachingBy religious training
18Developing a value system Families are the foundation for a value system, but there are other influences that affect your thinking both positively and negatively:FriendsThe mediaPeople at schoolPeople in your community
19When values are confusing… Sometimes people’s values can conflict. Some values can cause debate. Agreeing on a controversy is not easy. There are some times when controversy creates rifts and dispute.Many issues are not clear cut, or you may not be sure what is right. You may see reasons that support both sides of an issue.
20Guides to followCreate a “Show your values” foldable using pg. 34 & 35 as a guide.
21Live your valuesValues mean nothing without action. As you look at your value system, ask yourself if your actions match your beliefs.Your personal value system has many similarities with your family value system.A family value system can help the family make good decisions. It will only be as strong as family members make it. As a member of the family, you have to help put those values into action.
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