I have heard SO much about the “original” The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts I finally decided to purchase it for myself. While I was still working through my stack of books on my dresser I was asked if I’d like to review The 5 Love Languages of Children I had to say yes! I figured that it would be great to be able to read them both, and I’m *always* looking for more great Christian parenting books to read!
The 5 Love Languages of Children was a fast and easy read–which was great since even though I’m a super fast reader nonfiction books usually hang me up a little and take me longer to read through since I actually have to “use my brain” and “digest” them. That doesn’t mean that this book wasn’t full of “good stuff” though. One thing I found very interesting was that it says that you can’t determine your child’s love language until they’re around 5-8 years old. So since my children are 4 and 1 this means that I can’t really determine either of theirs yet. If I had to take a guess as to what Amber’s is, however, I think it would be physical touch–she is ALWAYS hanging off me, hugging me, or begging to “snuggle”. Right at this very second she’s cuddle up next to me as close as she can be on the couch.
I loved the love language concepts–for example if Amber’s love language is physical touch and I ask her to quit “hanging all over me” because she’s wearing me out that could really hurt her heart terribly. Lately I’ve been having her snuggle up next to me during TV time, taking a little extra time to snuggle during her bedtime routine, and giving her extra hugs and kisses through the day. She seems to be thriving on it! 🙂
This was a wonderful book and I will definitely be hanging onto it so that in a few years I can re-read it and really narrow down what my kiddos love languages are. In the meantime he suggests giving lots of all four languages–so I will continue to do that!
Be sure to check out The 5 Love Languages of Children on Amazon and read other reviews of it! Also you can visit the 5 Love Languages Website, “Like” the page on Facebook, and connect with Dr. Gary Chapman on Twitter.
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