The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive. Gary Chapman's uplifting reading makes the effort that some of these approaches will require seem natural and right. This is a program that helps listeners make their children central in their lives and that provides them with specific tools to stay connected.
©1997 Gary Chapman; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
A must read for any parent at any stage. Many of the concepts are done naturally but with the book there is a realization of why it works. It's like the karate kid understanding "wax on, wax off".
Loved the book and wish more parents would read it. I have already seen a difference in my relationships with both my husband and daughter through reading and applying this book.
This book is Christian based. There are bible references. The message in this book is important. To reach more people I would edit out the preaching. The message will still work!
Not applicable really. It isn't a story really.
No. I can't see this working as a film.
I like the simplicity of 5 ways to express love to my child. Since he has been young I have tried to keep a balanced approach to expressing my love for him. I have printed up a poster to remind me of the five 'love languages'.
I have recommended it to my friends because we are therapist and we have kids. There are many instances when therapist kids get left out because we are saving others. We have to remember our own kids need us too.
I like how I can identify my son in the illustrations and just trying things small as they may seem made huge differences in our relationship.
It was good. I was just used to hearing the audiobook from the 5 Love Languages it was hard to wrap the idea that the voice changed. I got hung up on "that's not how he sounds." But Chris did a good job just not what I expected when I started.
I did but I drive when I listen so it not always possible. It is better when i don't have to break it up.
I just graduated Nursing school and now have time to read more. Any recommendations would be great.
This is an excellent book with great advice. I also read The Five Love Languages of Marriage and its also another excellent book.
Top 10 for sure.
This is very helpful in providing tools for parents. It helped me to better understand other relationships in my life. Very eye opening and helpful.
Punishing a child using his/her love lanuguage can wound them and is detrimental to their personal growth.
I have read many parenting books over the past year. This is by far one of the best!
Even if I chose not to implement any of Dr. Chapman's guidelines or suggestions (which is ludicrous! :) I really did learn alot), I think the book is well worth the time/effort/money even if just be reminded about the different ways to love our children-- and the benefit our love can have on their self esteem. I find myself everyday consciously trying to use a couple different "Love Languages" on my 4 and 2 yr old daughters to make sure they know that they are loved. One thing that I didn't care for is Dr. Chapman's speaking voice. It is fine and tolerable-- but started to wear on my nerves after a bit to the point that I would have to stop listening because I found myself drifting on rants about his annoying inflections and the odd rises and falls in his sentences. But, if you are looking for information over entertainment and can handle his voice then this is the book for you. And who knows, I might be completely off base on the voice-- but seriously-- the sing-songy flow drove me CRAZY!! Regardless, I think its worth any parent attempting to listen :)
It relates throughout the timeline of life and is beautiful insightful and brings understanding through Love
5 Languages of Love
As he progressed he got better
Cry more than anything thinking about so much. But I do alot of this with my kids and I will be a better dad as a result
I always have grow in different areas just my personality type. Self help books often don't do it for me. Plus dyslexic agh, Thank you for this wonderful contribution . Thanks You Chris M
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