Friday, June 25, 2010
The Five Love Languages Of Children: Book Review
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?
Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book The Five Love Languages has helped more than 300,000 couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others' love language. Each child, too, 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
About The Author:
Ross Campbell, M.D is the author of the bestselling book How to Really Love Your Child, which has sold more than one million copies. An associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Ross conducts seminars on parent-child relationships. His other titles include The Five Love Languages of Children, Parenting Your Adult Child, How to Really Love Your Teenager, Kids in Danger, and Getting a Clue in a Clueless World.
Gary Chapman is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Five Love Languages book and series. With more than 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling experience, he travels the world presenting seminars to couples who want to improve their marriage relationship. He is host of the weekly radio program Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, which airs on more than 250 stations. For information, visit FiveLoveLanguages.com.
If you have ever read Chapman's previous work, you know that he states everyone has one of five ways to give love, each of us responds differently to each way and therefore each of us has a primary love language. The five primary love languages are:
1. Physical touch
2. Quality Time
3. Words Of Affirmation
5. Acts Of Service
Not only do these love languages pertain to adults, married or not, but also to children. In The Five Love Languages Of Children, Chapman and Campbell show parents and caregivers that by realizing your child's primary love language you can build a relationship with them like you never dreamed. There is a quiz that you can use and determine what your child's primary love language is.
He then gives you key ideas of how to implement each love language. Though the book is designed for children over the age of five, it can be fairly easily adapted to children as young as three. I have used a number of the ideas with my preschool daughter and have seen a definite change in some of her problem behaviors, particularly in the area of temper tantrums.
The Five Love Languages For Children is very well-written and organized, easy to read and easy to implement, regardless of your current relationship with your child! Along with this book, there is also The Five Love Languages Of Teenagers, which I have also read and highly recommend.
If you want to change the relationship you have with your child, you MUST read this book! It will change your life for the better!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Five Love Languages of Children online, through Moody Publishers. It is also available through your local Christian bookseller.
***Thank you to Moody Publishers for providing a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***