"The 5 Love Languages of Children" by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell is a must read for every parents as well as anyone that deals with children on a regular basis. This book provides insight on how to deal children in their own individual way. The 5 love languages as stated in the book are easily understood and can be put into practice very quickly. Learning to use each of these 5 languages with all the people you come in contact with will enhance your ability to develop relationships that are lasting and healthy.
Using these languages with children is of upmost importance as we model for them different ways to express love so that they can then use these techniques in their own relationships as they grow and mature. Knowing the 5 love languages helps each one of us to understand ourselves better as well; and as we understand ourselves, we are better equipped to pour our lives into others for the glory of God.
The authors do a wonderful job of explaining the principles and guiding the reader in implementing them into your everyday life. Clear examples of each of the 5 love languages are given as well as examples of how to deal with children that speak each of the different languages. This is a very encouraging book that will prove to be a great help to parents, teachers, coaches, and anyone else that deals with children. (rev. by C.Delorge)
DISCLOSURE: Complimentary copies of The 5 Love Languages for Children was provided to Alamance Christian School for staff development by the publisher in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
I have already read "Five Love Language" by Chapman before, but this one for Children was very helpful. It provides some assistance and insight on how to better love each Child in a way that they appreciate it and recieve it the best. It also helps understand why some discipline works differently for each of our children...answering the question why time out is effective for one child and not the other....why a firm word is effective for one child and not the other...ect.
This is a terrific book to get if you are struggling to understand your child. The way the love languages are described and how to apply them to your family is easy to follow. It is helping my husband and I to love our kids better.
I thought I knew my children however I realized after reading this book that I did not know my children as well as I thought. I realized that my 5 year old speaks the love language of quality time and physical touch. Even if you don't say anything to her just knowing you're in the same room speaks volumes to her. So I've decided to speak her love language. I also was able to read this book and realize that my husband's love languages are physical touch and acts of service, and now I'm taking more time to do what speaks love to him.
All in all this is a great book. It'll help out with any relationship and help to communicate love more effectively.