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Book Review for: The Five Love Languages for Children

May 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 136

Book Review for: The 5 Love Languages for Children Written by: Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell Northfield Publishing ISBN: 978-0-8024-0347-6 Avail as: eBook & print 5 Stars

The Five Love Languages for Children is a book that will help parents better understand what motivates their kids and how to keep them happy.

There are five topics which everyone understands: physical touch, words of affirmation, giving gifts, acts of service, and quality time. Chapman and Campbell talk a little about each one and how they make us feel.

Giving a child a hug maybe a simple act, but if it is that child's primary language, then the child finds it especially rewarding.

Words of affirmation deal with spoken words. They include such phrases like "good job" and "you did great." Verbal praise can really fill a child's love tank.

Giving gifts is a way to let a child know they are important to us. It's a nice pick me up that can fill a child's heart with love if that is the child's primary love language.

Acts of service involve doing something for that person, for example, cleaning your child's room or helping them with their homework. This can be challenging for parents especially if they work full time.

Quality time is a love language that also speaks to the child's heart. By doing an activity like playing a game or reading a book to your child, that will help keep their love tanks full.

By helping to keep your child's love tank full, a parent will have an easier time disciplining their child when the need arises.

Chapman and Campbell have a writing style that is easy to read and engages the reader with it's conversational style. They use several scenarios and examples to highlight the positive effects of speaking one's love language.

The authors take great pains to explain their terminology. There is also a chapter on discipline and how it affects children.

Chapman and Campbell also take a chapter by chapter look at the defined topics, which I found inspiring to me as a parent. They also look at the challenges a parent might face including divorce and other hardships.

The authors address the need for a parent to speak the other parent's love languages as well. There is a quiz you can use at the end of the book to help you identify your child's love language.

The book is an excellent tool in helping parents raise their children and understanding their motivations. The book talked to me, not above me, and it allowed me to explore my own feelings as a parent. I highly recommend this book.

Reviewed by: S. Burkhart

StephB is an author who likes to read many books and a variety of different genres. StephB is an author at http://www.Writing.Com/ which is a site for Creative Writing.

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