Reading the book, The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman, absolutely changed my marriage years ago! When my husband and I learned to really speak each other’s love language, we really strengthened our relationship. Later, I found The Five Love Languages of Children and was forever changed in understanding the best ways to show my three little guys that I love them! Here’ s a quick FREE printable from Busy Kids= Happy Mom to get you started on learning more about your children’s love languages. I highly recommend both books.
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Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Each child expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite. Discover your child’s primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child’s emotions and behavior.
Also, I Can Teach My Child has an inspiring list of 14 Ways to Demonstrate Love to Your Child. I love the second idea…something I try to do monthly with my children and they are always on top of the world afterwards!