A few weeks ago, I wrote about me asking my children what would make me a better mother. They told me three things and it made me look at myself through their eyes. I want my children to have a great childhood and have great memories of our time together.
I saw the book, the 5 Love Languages of Children on a friends Facebook page and bought the book. In the introduction, it talks about an 8-year-old boy in 3rd grade that although he did great in school, he soon started to act out. It made me think of my own 8-year-old. He was on the honor roll all year, but behavior wise there had been a shift. He always had energy, he’s always been fun and full of life but never a major discipline problem until this school year.
I could blame it on the teacher or the other kids, but I also can look at myself (& hubby) and what has changed in my child’s life over the last year. It’s been 1 or 2 things, but I know a major shift has been a new baby. Our 3rd child is now 15 months old and of course gets a lot of attention, which means it’s been less and less for our oldest.
I just started reading this book and invite you to read it and come back and let’s talk about what we’ve learned about our children and ourselves. If you have read the 5 Love Languages when it relates to your spouse, they are actually the same languages. The book goes more into depth about how to recognize what they are in our child and how to parent according to their language.
Love Language #1: Physical Touch
Love Language #2: Words of Affirmation
Love Language #3: Quality Time
Love Language #4: Gifts
Love Language #5: Acts of Service
Topics that are covered in the book:
- How to discover your child’s primary love language.
- Speaking the Love Languages in Single parent families
- Speaking the Love Language in Marriage
- Discipline and the Love Language
- Learning the Love Language
- Anger and Love
I have read many great reviews about the entire Love Language series and I am ready to see if I see my children different after this book. Have you read this book? What about the 5 Love Languages for Married Couples? If you want to purchase the book, click the link below.