Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Analysis

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Amy Mitchell is the mother of two kids - Jane and Dylan. She is very much involved with her children and works as a sales rep for hip coffee company. She feels overworked because her two roles always come into conflict with each other. When Amy catches her husband Mike cheating on her with a camgirl, she kicks him out and that’s a changing point in her life. After that, she begin to question herself why she has to always work harder and harder in every role ; therefore , she decides to change her parenting style and lifestyle. At the end, she can find a balance between her family and career life. In the humanistic perspective, it explains that humans have an ability to push themselves into better positions and allow fulfillment of potential.…show more content…
Basic needs such as physiological and safety needs must be satisfied before higher ones can be met. In Amy’s life, she has already got all of the basic needs such as food, rest and safety. The next step of this hierarchy of needs is belongingness and love needs. Actually, at the beginning of the story, she got married with her husband - Mike and have 2 children together. However, when she found her husband cheating on her with a camgirl. She attempts to keep the relationship by doing family therapy. Unfortunately, they really cannot get along with each other anymore; therefore, they are end in divorce. This can clearly explain Amy behavior in belongingness and love needs because when she found that she is in the unsatisfied condition, she tries to correct it with reconciliation first and when it’s not work, she comes up with another solution that is divorcing which takes her to the most pleasant position. After that, she fall in love with another man who can give her…show more content…
At the beginning, she seems to raise her son and daughter in an overly relaxed approach parenting. Her son Dylan was spoiled when his mom always do his homework and manage everything in his life without encouraging independence. Therefore, her action lead Dylan to be a immature,moody and dependent person. Her daughter Jane was also pampered by her mom. She always get a compliment from Amy even when she do something improperly so that brings Jane to be a mood,lack self-discipline and poor social skill person. After Amy decides to change her parenting style and let her children do things by themselves. When she says that she won’t cook breakfast and do homework for them anymore so the children were shocked and cannot immediately adapt to a situation. After that Amy realizes that what she did before is indirect hurting her children so she gradually change to raise them in an authoritative style. She still give a compliment to her children but only when they do something really impressive not as always as in the past. She uses reasoning talking to them when they got a problem and also encourage independence for her boy and girl by giving a freedom in making decision and letting them taking care of themselves. Her change seems to be successful when her children can do things without her guiding like when her son and daughter
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