In What All Children Need, Linda Dunlap provides information and guidance to assist those who are helping children grow. Although concepts and ideas from numerous educational and psychological theorists will be included, the framework for this book is based upon Abraham Maslow's seven levels within his "Hierarchy of Needs." Maslow's theory has not been promoted previously as a major model in understanding how to help children develop. Dunlap's intent is to provide concrete and practical examples of ways to nurture developmental needs of children in relation to Maslow's theory.
Linda L. Dunlap is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Marist College, New York. Professor Dunlap holds a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Iowa.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Providing for Children's Basic Needs: First Things First Chapter 4 Creating a Safer Environment: Safety Amid Hazards Chapter 5 Children Need to Belong and Be Valued: Love is Not Enough Chapter 6 Building Positive Self-esteem: Helping Children Value Themselves Chapter 7 Helping Children Achieve: Knowledge Enhances Opportunity Chapter 8 Helping Children See the World's Beauty: Variety is the Spice of Life Chapter 9 Reaching the Goal: Letting Children Find Themselves Chapter 10 Epilogue Chapter 11 References Chapter 12 Index