Mum’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages

In addition to last weeks post about the The 5 Love Languages of Children, written by Gary Chapman, here are some extra tips on how to use them.

1. Touch:

Describes your child- Receives hugs and kisses, high fives, cuddles, asks to be carried, climbs in your lap

Mum’s tips: Hold hands, hug often, family cuddles, tickle fun, read a story with your child on your lap.

2. Words:

Describes your child- Likes when others tell them they did a good job.

Favorite words are: Terrific, good job, you’re #1, way to go!

Mum’s Tips:

Write notes on the bathroom mirror, Always say I love you, praise them aloud, write a letter to them.

3. Gifts:

Describes your child- Feels good when someone gives them something, enjoys a special present and surprise treats.

Mum’s Tips:

Keep a small stash of inexpensive gifts, give them a flower or a stone (heart rock), when you leave on a trip bring back a little surprise. Keep in mind the gifts don’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful.

4. Quality Time:

Describes your child- Loves to do things with you, watch movies together, yard work with you, play game, wants to be by your side.

Mum’s Tips:

Run errands 1:1 together, make eye contact, pay attention to details, eat together.

5. Service:

Describes your child- Likes when people do nice things for them, helping with chores, school projects, driving, making meals.

Mum’s Tips:

Practice sports together, work together on a project, surprise them by doing a chore for them.

Remember that all kids probably fall into all of these categories at different times. No matter what, spend time with your kids and tell them that you love them!

For more information on The 5 Love Languages, read Gary Chapman’s book.http://www.amazon.com/The-5-Love-Languages-Children/dp/0802403476/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1354996955&sr=8-7&keywords=The+five+love+languages  You can also learn more about the love languages by contacting us on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/parentinformationcenter?fref=ts

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