My list of needs: They are small but scientifically proven using psychology

I am not a psychologist, but every once in a while I remember something from Psychology 101. And soon, I may be doling out advice as a fake gay parenting psychologist of the internet. The psychologist part is fake. The gay parent part is real.

This should be fun for everyone, because I am often the most confused about what parents should be doing, and that probably means that I should be figuring it out and posting my findings on the internet where people always come to find facts and good advice. But more about that later.

In the meantime, I drew this picture, because as parents of the new millennium, we have needs. Needs that should be met by our children. And to illustrate our needs I’ve re-created Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for parents. Or possibly just my hierarchy of needs, but whatever – this is my blog. What would you add to the list?


C’mon add something to the goddamn list!

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One thought on “My list of needs: They are small but scientifically proven using psychology

  1. self-actualised: a walk around the block on a winter morning with the woman I co-care for
    esteem: driving to do the grocery shopping at the mall with the same woman

    This woman is my partner’s other partner and she has given me the closest experience to parenting I’ll have – self-actualisation.

    Love the variation on Maslow’s Hierarchy.


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