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The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
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it was amazing

This book is brilliant! Beyond the fact that this is a book about how to love your child in the way that he or she best identifies and recognizes as love...because that alone is a smart and beautiful undertaking, this book begins by introducing the concept of learning to speak your child's love language and then includes a gentle list of things to remember about children.

In this book, Chapman and Campbell explain each of the five ways a child expresses and receives love. They explain how to identify your child's primary love language and provide numerous examples of how to speak it through various actions targeting specific age groups. Guidance is also given for using this method when there is a need to discipline and when teaching life rules to young children.

A perfect gift for a mother of young children, I wish I had read this earlier. This will be my go-to gift this year. Though I was already aware of the love languages for marriage, I hadn't considered this for children. Upon reading this, it was painfully obvious which languages my two speak (both different) and what I can do differently. I will follow up and note later if some adjustments I plan to make effect change. Also, the copy I read was reprinted in 2016 and has a more modern cover. 5 stars.
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June 16, 2016 – Started Reading
June 16, 2016 – Shelved
June 22, 2016 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn C. This looks like a great book for all parents. I have read his marriage book and it makes a lot of sense. Nice review!!

message 2: by Suz (new) - added it

Suz Wow, Kelli. I think I need to get this. But I don't seem to reach for this amongst my never ending fiction shelf. But your review has inspired me.. Great review. You mention giving it as a gift. Must be good.

Kelli Thanks Marilyn:). Suzanne, I always prefer fiction, too but I think this book will draw you in and it is a quick read. There are sections that you will skip because they won't be relevant to your family. Give it a look :)

message 4: by Suz (new) - added it

Suz Thanks Kelli. I will :)

Amanda Great review, Kelli! I agree that this is a wonderful book for helping parents communicate and show love tailored to each child's needs.

message 6: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Masterson Great review, Kelli! :)

message 7: by Melisa (new) - added it

Melisa I'm really excited to read this one!

message 8: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Fabulous review, Kelli! Such a pertinent book and one that could aid a bunch of people.

Kelli Thanks all. :)

message 10: by Real (new) - rated it 4 stars

Real Happy The book comes with lot's of useful stories as well that might help you decide what your child's love language is and remember the points.
Without the stories, here's a good summary of the book in video format:

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