Have only gotten through Chapter 2 so far, but have already began making some changes to communicate more love to my children - as every little bit of Love counts - the more the better. We as parents know how much we love and adore our children, but I truly didn't realize how they see it (or don't) from their viewpoint and this book tells you how to give them (SHOW them) that UNCONDITIONAL LOVE that they so desperately need! Found I was making some small - yet HUGE mistakes and this book is so easy to understand how these little 'lacks' can leave such a big empty hole in our little one's hearts if we don't fill them up with all the unconditional love we can possibly give them. I had previously read "How to Really Love your Child" which was written by Ross Campbell and it is a great one to go hand in hand with this. I think reading the "5 Love Languages of Children" first would have been a better order as Ross goes into 'keeping your child's emotional tank full' and how this makes such a difference (ALL The difference) in how they behave and if I'd have known about the 5 Love Languages first, I think applying his book would have been even easier....so, am planning on going back and re-reading 'how to really love your child' once I'm done with this one. Regardless, This is an AWESOME - MUST READ - for any and all parents. God gives us unconditional love All the time - how could we think to give our children any less.
This book really helped me to better relate to my children. I am very happy to have found this while my kids are young. I have also been able to apply this to myself & my hubby! I think this is a must have item!!
In most relationships, good communication is lacking. The most common of which, is the ability to really listen. Of course, if I am listening, but you don't know my language, we don't connect. In The Five Love Languages, you care enough to learn what the child's love language is and speak it! If his love language is "quality time" and you are speaking "affirmation," no matter how sincere you might be, the child is not experiencing love from the giver.