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The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
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Oct 12, 2009

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This book argues that all people feel love in five basic ways, but we each have a primary love language. The best way to make your children feel loved, then, is to figure out what their primary love language is, and give them lots of that, plus regular doses of the other kinds. Obviously this applies to spouses, parents, and anyone else you love too, but this book is mainly about the parent/child relationship. I may decide this book deserves 4 stars after I've had some more time to think about it and try its ideas out. It was really interesting, but also sometimes frustrating. Nick's primary love language is quality time, which I already knew, but it was admittedly nice to see it spelled out here, with suggestions for how to give him what he needs. On the other hand, I would have liked some more specifics on how to make him feel loved without making me feel overwhelmed by his constant presence, but I guess that's something I need to think out consciously myself.
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Elizabeth Jonathan is quality time too... just being in the same room together is enough if he has a full "love tank". This also works to my advantage as Jonathan helps me do the chores since he is spending time with me.

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