Monday, April 9, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: The 5 Love Languages of Children

About the Book:
To be their best, children need to feel loved. But if you and your child speak different love languages, your affection might get lost in translation, affecting the child’s attitude, behavior, and development. Dr. Gary Chapman’s groundbreaking Five Love Languages series has helped millions of couples communicate love more clearly, and Dr. Ross Campbell M.D. has applied the innovative system to children as well. The 5 Love Languages of Children gives practical suggestions for learning how your children interpret love and creating a sense of security in which they can thrive.

My Thoughts and Review:
Most parents genuinely love their kids but why some kids don't feel loved by their parents. Could it be that they speak different languages to each other? This is an informational and insightful book that helps parents understand their kids better and communicate love to their kids in a way that means the most to them. The most fundamental thing children need from their parents is unconditional love! That unconditional love can be expressed in 5 love languages: physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and acts of service. Kids need their emotional tank filled to survive and thrive. But parents need to fill with the right kind; otherwise, it won't work as well. Love languages also affect how children react to different discipline methods and how they learn. The book also includes speaking the love languages in single-parent families, speaking the love languages in marriage, a chapter on anger, and the Love Language Mystery Game. Excellent parenting resource!

"Only the child who feels genuinely loved and cared for can do her best. You can truly love your child, but unless she feels it--unless you speak the love language that communicates to her your love--she will not feel loved." (p.17)
"Don't be a victim of the urgent. In the long run, much of what seems so pressing right now won't even matter. What you do with your children will matter forever." (p.69)
"A child's emotional maturation affects everything else--his self-esteem, emotional security, ability to cope with stress and change, ability to socialize, and the ability to learn." (p.149)

GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of this book. Deadline: 4/30/12. Open only to U.S. residents.
To Enter: Leave a comment here with your email address. Are you familiar with the 5 love languages? Do you know what your child/children's primary love language is?
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- Enter the other giveaway ("A Perfect Pet for Peyton" by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne).



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16 comments:

  1. I will love to read this book!
    Marinapr@hotmail.com

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  2. Following your blog with GFC and NB!

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  3. I would love to this win this book!

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  4. My husband knows more about love languages than I do honestly! I need to do more reading and educate myself on it!
    littlecrunchy at gmail dot come

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  5. I "Like" the 5 Love Languages' Facebook page!

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  6. Tweeted about you and told all the #UBP12 people about this giveaway!

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  7. Yes, I heard of this book before, but never read it.
    I am very interested in reading it to give out my love language to my kids.
    Tina

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    1. Sorry. This is my email:tinsty@gmail.com

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  8. I Like" the 5 Love Languages' Facebook page.
    Bless me to get this book to read.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    tinsty@gmail.com

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  9. Like" my page "Christ Alone" on Facebook.
    Yes, Christ Alone!!! Amen.

    tinsty@gmail.com

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  10. I would like to try to understand my kids better :)

    dichroic13@gmail.com

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  11. I have read the book for adults, and would love to read this one. I do know my daughters love language, but my boys are a bit harder.... Star - kirbyfive at att.net

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