Five needs of a Child
In life, suffering is inevitable, but it could be lessened to a great extent or completely if we understood the structural and functional attributes of a human being. To make this process simple and efficient we need to dissect out human attributes and analyze them for a thorough diagnosis and treatment.
When we suffer pain from a cut in the little finger, instead of bandaging the whole body, we need to address the finger alone. This is because we classify our body based on organ structure and function. Similarly we enumerate the needs of a child in five levels. In Sanskrit, enumerating is known as Samnkhya or numbering by dissecting.
Looking at an adult or a child from these five levels of view helps us to clearly understand the imbalance at different levels. No two human beings are similar because of the varying proportions of these five levels.
What are the five levels of needs of a child?
1.Every adult knows the physical needs of a child with regards to food, clothing and shelter.
2.Most adults also understand the emotional needs of a child in relation to using loving words, giving attention and so on.
3.Many adults increasingly understand the necessity of the intellectual needs of a child with respect to survival skills and livelihood skills like school education.
4.Very few adults understand the Awareness needs of a child in connection to the child’s Self-identity.
5. Rarer are adults who understand the Consciousness of a child embracing the universe as wholeness.
These five attributes are the five aspects of every being in varying proportions. These five vitals are essential for the healthy growth of a child to make him/her a complete human being.
1. A child first needs complete growth of the physical needs of the body and the physical independance to eat, drink, walk and play.
2. Along with this the emotional security, confidence, attention, words of care and love is very much needed.
Each child's length of duration and intensity differs.
3. Third only is the intellectual need of a child.
Unfortunately, modern parents are too anxious and restless in catering the intellectual need of a child. Before a child has received full physical and emotional needs, they are given intellectual needs. This later creates several emotional problems.
This is like opening forcebily a flower bud before it is ready to open. Some children are naturally gifted and ready for intellectual needs even in very young age. They should be given that need. But many modern parents self create a peer-pressure and force intellectualism in children. This will cause learning problems later in life.
Aim of Education: The aim of education should be to cater to the growth of all the five aspects of the child. Any imbalance in one or more of these levels can cause serious physical, emotional, intellectual, Awareness and Consciousness problems which will then manifest in different ways in various stages of the life of the child as he/she grows into an adult.
The unification of these five elements of a being is the objective of Uni5 Education system.. The format of the manual is structured to address these five needs of a child to grow and develop to lead a happy life.
In May 2014, we are releasing a manual that is structured to address these five needs of a child to grow and develop to lead a happy life.
We also plan to conduct workshops over skype and in person. Please contact us if you are interested.
Please email us if you are interested to buy one at info (at) uni5schools (dot) com