- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Moody Publishers; Reprint edition (February 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802403476
- ISBN-13: 978-0802403476
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1,015 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You know you love your child. But how can you show it so they really feel loved?
The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages ® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child's love language-and make them feel loved in a way they understand. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:
· Discover your child's love language
· Understand the link between successful learning and the love languages
· See how the love languages can help you discipline more effectively
· Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child
Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child's love language!
Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling 5 Love Languages series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 300 stations.
Ross Campbell, MD, is the author of the bestselling How to Really Love Your Child and an authority on parent-child relationships. He and Gary Chapman also coauthored How to Really Love Your Adult Child.
For free online study guide, visit 5lovelanguages.com
About the Author
The late ROSS CAMPBELL, M.D., was the author of the bestselling book How to Really Love Your Child, which has sold more than one million copies. He spent over 30 years as a clinical psychiatrist, concentrating on the parent-child relationship and later worked with the Ministering to Ministers Foundation, serving individual ministers, their families, and church organizations. Dr. Campbell was the co-author of The Five Love Languages of Children and Parenting Your Adult Child and author of How to Really Love Your Teenager.
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It has been at least ten years since I read The Five Love Languages; however, I didn't find The Five Love Languages of Children to be too terribly different. The love languages (Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Quality Time, Acts of Service, and Gifts) are the same. From what I could tell, the examples surrounded the love languages were obviously geared toward parents and children. Also, there were sections devoted to parenting philosophy and the nature of children whereas the original book focused more on the spouse and romantic love relationships. But overall, I feel like you could probably get away with reading one of these books and applying the concepts to both sets of relationships (or any relationship really).
That being said, I still really enjoyed The Five Love Languages of Children and I read it quite quickly given the amount of time I have to read these days. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell had plenty of good and wise things to say about raising children and I highlighted up a storm.
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
-Speaking your child's primary love language does not mean he or she will not rebel later. It does mean your child will know you love him, and that can bring him security and hope...
-Unconditional love is a full love that accepts and affirms a child for who he is, not for what he does.
-Your children will sense how you feel about them by how you behave toward them.
-Affection and love mean expressing appreciation for the very being of a child, for those characteristics and abilities that are part of the total package of the person. In contrast, we express praise for what the child does, either in achievements or behavior or conscious attitudes.
-...much childhood misbehavior is an attempt to get more time with Mom or Dad.
-Don't let your demonstration of love to a child be controlled by whether the child is pleasing you at the moment.
-Your children need to see in you the traits you want them to develop.
-Discipline comes from a Greek word that means "to train." Discipline involves the long and vigilant task of guiding a child from infancy to adulthood. The goal is that the child would reach a level of maturity that will allow him one day to function as a responsible adult in society.
-Love looks out for the interest of another; so does discipline.
-Practice unconditional love; then discipline.
-Raising children always requires more time than you expected.
Personally, I really enjoyed the section dedicated to discipline. The authors address that discipline and punishment aren't synonymous. While I without a doubt knew that both of my parents loved me I definitely grew up in a household where punishment was the main form of discipline. It wasn't always about training me in the direction that I needed to go so much as punishing me for the not going the direction I should. Or it felt that way at the time. Anyway, I won't go into all of that here, but I enjoyed the authors spending time on this subject and really enforcing that a child should be loved and feel loved unconditionally no matter how unappealing their behavior might be.
The Five Love Languages of Children gets 4 Stars from me. It's an information packed book with easy concepts to implement into your daily life in hopes that your children will feel more loved. I do think that this is a book that you might continually need to come back to and re-read for a refresher every once and a while. Have you read The Five Love Languages of Children? What did you think? Let me know!
This is just a real intriguing example of learning how to love what is-and bring out the best in it...for our own growth and developement as parents and for the sake of our kids.
The book has been helpful for me to remain thoughtful about how a few impatient or hostile words can impact your kids, or inattention to my family while focusing on my own electronic devices, computer, calendar etc. It reminds that the messages received might not be as intended.
I am glad I read it and early in my children's life and I will try to remember the communication types and principles as they grow.
Thanks to NetGalley for providing a complementary eARC of this book for review purposes.
It guides you on understanding how discipline is not spankings, timeouts , etc .. it is how to treat your kids and how to show them love.. also helps you understand their love language .
For anyone looking for advice on parenting , give this a try.. like I said, the intro isn't the best but afterwards is good.