Review of 'The 5 Love Languages of Children' by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

Finding love languages are such a vital part of healthy relationships - it is so crazy how not understanding these can be so damaging in a marriage, for example.  Being familiar with love languages, this book intrigued me because it deals with children.  Since my husband and I both know each others love languages, we know the value and want to find out our son's love language also - so turned to this book.

This book is a thorough presentation, as to be expected from these authors.  It is full of real life type examples to help you to identify love languages in children, which is helpful.  There is a chapter for each love language as it relates to children:
1. Physical Touch
2. Words of Affirmation
3. Quality Time
4. Gifts
5. Acts of Service

One of the things I thought interesting was the section on how to respect your child's love language.  In particular he gave an example of how to choose the best method of discipline depending on your child's love language.  That you could potentially cause great emotional pain if you discipline them with the very thing they rely on for love e.g..  Condemning words if a child's love language is 'words of affirmation'  or spanking if a child's love language is 'physical touch'  or isolation if their language is 'quality time'.  

Also included is a very valuable section on anger and dealing with or managing it correctly and teaching your children how to do the same.  There is also a section dealing with divorce situations and single parent families.

I also really love the bullet point sections included on ideas of things you can do for your child for each love language.  This book is a valuable resource for parents and something so important to be aware of to ensure your child feels loved and gets what they need from you.

I highly recommend this book.

Please note that I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my review, however this review is entirely my own.