Clearly, the child has both physical and emotional needs that the parents have a responsibility to meet. Both are obviously of vital importance. Often, however, a child may be well provided for in a material sense, but utterly deprived of emotional nurturance; this can be regarded as a form of child abuse.
This places the child in a state of psychological conflict, even turmoil. He may be grateful on the one hand (for having his material needs met), but angry