Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Learn the Five Love Languages of Children – #Parenting

The 5 Love Languages For Children

The 5 Love Languages of Children 2012 Edition
  • Written by Dr. Gary Chapman PhD and Ross Campbell, MD
  • 224 Page Paperback Volume
  • This Edition was Released February 1, 2012
  • Distributed by Moody Publishing
  • Suggested Retail Price, $14.99
  • Electronic Edition Available

The 5 Love Languages For Children 2

I wish I had a dollar for every time somebody (usually school teachers) said to me, "Wow!  You're nothing at all like your brother!"  I'm sure that my younger sister probably heard the same thing when she was compared to me.  (Except when they said it to her, it was probably with a sigh of relief.  =)  )

If you have children, you know - even if they share the same parents, live in the same house, eat the same foods, receive the same type of discipline, etc, kids are all unique, and different.  My boys have had DNA testing, and they are about as identical as twins can get.  Even so, emotionally, they are different.  One boy blurts everything out, the other holds everything in.  One loves hugs and the other doesn't.  One loves it when I fawn all over him and tell him wonderful he is, the other gets embarrassed and begs me to stop.

Dr. Gary Chapman combined what he has learned from the successes and failures of his own 45+ year marriage, as well as the knowledge and insight he has gained through over 35 years of pastoring, and relationship counseling and boiled much of it down into what he calls "The Five Love Languages".  He noticed how we respond when the people we love know how to speak our love language and set about to find a way to share this key to unlocking and releasing what is best in our marriages, at work, with our children, and even in our relationship with God.

In this book which is written for parents, the authors explain how to discover the love languages of our children, and then how to use the information to with them.  I was happy to discover how to use a child's love language to help him learn, or to discipline more effectively.   I know how often my parents used to muse to themselves about how unusual I was.  I just wasn't motivated like my siblings, and I didn't seem terribly affected by their punishments.  They were right.  And now I know why.

This book is easy to read, and a great parenting tool.  I love my kids so much, and I want that message to get past their ears and into their hearts.  Today I have some new tools to help me accomplish that goal.

Your children can learn about their love languages, too, in the special children's book, A Perfect Pet for Peyton.

To find your own love language, see the other books available, and find many other related resources, visit the website, www.5lovelanguages.com, "Like" the Five Love Languages Facebook Page, or Follow Dr. Gary Chapman on Twitter.

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