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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The 5 Love Languages of Children

I spend most of my time with my kids. We enjoy learning, cooking, cleaning, reading, and playing together. It is so awesome to watch them grow and discover their own talents and interests. It amazes me that in some areas they act just alike and in others they are total opposites. Not only do they have different learning styles, interests, and talents they also have different love languages.

I have been reading The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, PhD. and Ross Campbell, MD. This 221 page book talks about the how we can show our children that we love them in a way they need to be loved. Children do their best when they feel loved but if your child has a different love language than you it can be hard. This book talks about all 5 love languages and how to discover your child's love language.

"By speaking your child's own love language, you can fill his "emotional tank" with love. When your child feels loved, he is much easier to discipline and train than when his "emotional tank" is running near empty."
~The 5 Love Languages of Children

This paragraph taken from The 5 Love Languages of Children speaks volumes. I have had people ask me why I don't have to discipline my kids that much when they are always getting onto their kids. I had originally thought that because I am with my children all the time & could catch bad behavior before it got out of hand but now I am thinking that their love tank is being filled. I can look back at times when they were misbehaving more & those are the times that we were extra busy and not able to spend the amount of quality time that my kids are used to. 

I think everyone involved in a child's life should read this book & one of my lucky readers can win one.
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21 comments:

Debra said...

I don't know about all of my children, but the one sleeping on my arm and making typing difficult? His is physical touch, all the way. No doubt, no question.

Erika said...

Quality time, definitely

Penny said...

Giving and receiving of gifts is mine followed closely by physical touch

Leann @ MontessoriTidbits said...

I think my son's love language is touch. My is definitely acts of service.

April Bradley said...

I have always enjoyed the love languages series.

April

Julieanne said...

My oldest is words of affirmation, and my youngest is touch.

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Kelmomola said...

My daughter is quality time

Kristie said...

I think the twins are "Quality Time" but I'll have to read the book to be sure. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Ashley said...

I'm thinking quality time.

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aggcalifornia said...

My daughter and I both have the same LL - Quality Time! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

awhartness said...

My child's love language is guality time.

Nancy said...

Words of Affirmation and Quality Time for our family.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Mama Bear said...

My son's is physical touch

Kathleen Conner said...

mostly touch
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one frugal lady said...

words of affirmation for my kiddos!
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Dolly said...

Physical touch for sure!

Kristen said...

Two of my children are physical touch. One is quality time. One is still too young to tell.

helpful heather said...

acts of service! heather.loftus@aol.com

Jennifer said...

All my kids Love language is physical touch.

Melissa said...

Affirmation
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casey aubut said...

My kids are definately touch!
cassandra@aubut.net

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