The Five Love Languages of Children

The Five Love Languages of Children

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Outlines five expressions of love--quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch--and explains how to identify and communicate effectively in a child's "love language"


Discover your child's primary love language and learn what you can do to convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.

Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved?

Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book The 5Love Languages has helped millions of couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others' love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite. Discover your child's primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.

Publisher: Chicago : Moody Press/Northfield Pub., c1997
ISBN: 9781881273653
Branch Call Number: SHARED SYSTEM
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Ross 1936-
Alternative Title: 5 love languages of children


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How to speak the five love languages (gifts, verbal praises, quality time, physical touch and acts of service) to your children at different stages. Personal favorite.

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kristina_rad Dec 21, 2019

Some years ago I read The 5 Love Languages and found the concept of people having dominant love languages fascinating. Now reading how expressing love languages of children is so valuable is presenting an equally fascinating perspective. Essentially, it comes down to people are unique and receive love differently. To one person a symbol of love may be not as meaningful as to another because they are not connecting to a persons dominant love language. To clarify a bit more, the 5 love languages are:

Physical Touch
Quality Time
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
and Receiving Gifts

When you connect to a persons love language they feel the love in a more powerful way, but if you miss the mark it can be disappointing (even though the person offering the love may have done their very best).

Now I've digressed because this book is the 5 love languages of children. Children respond differently to different love languages and they generally have a more dominant one too, but benefit from parents connecting to all the love languages in order to fill their emotional love tank. Down the road this can have a powerful effect on their emotional well being.

If you are a parent or a caregiver reading this book is essential! So many great takeaways and examples throughout.

Dec 10, 2019

An important read for understanding what love language fills your child's cup. May help solve conflicts that seem never ending. Insightful and practical.

Aug 18, 2016

"The Five Love Languages of Children," is a must-read for any parent. There are plenty of practical words of advice for creating and maintaining a love-filled relationship between parent and child. Though many take it for granted that love is easily apparent and communicated between parent and child, the hectic world we live in often allows stress and convenience to turn parenting choices on autopilot in a direction unintended, leaving a child wanting more love and attention than many parents are offering. It is a great reminder to purposefully create time and opportunities for the children in your life so you can fill their little metaphorical toolboxes full of what they need to be autonomous and thrive at life.

Nov 24, 2015

An amazing book. Well written, well described. A great book for parents to learn to recognize the way their children show and receive love not to mention to learn how each of us (and our spouses) show and receive love.


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