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The Five Love Languages of Children | [Gary Chapman]

The Five Love Languages of Children

Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive.
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Publisher's Summary

Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed.

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

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    Niel CEDAR HILLS, UT, United States 07-11-12
    Niel CEDAR HILLS, UT, United States 07-11-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Principles Every Parent Should Understand"

    If you've read The Five Love Languages then most of the principles here will not surprise you. However, the author(s) but a different spin on the principles of love when it comes to kids. The main point of this book is that kids deserve, and should receive unconditional love. Using the love languages liberally, including discovering and utilizing each child's primary love language, is a key way to show unconditional love to your children. This is the main thesis of the book.

    While the material here was not anything I found groundbreaking, the use of specific examples was helpful. I could relate to the children and parents which were discussed. You will likely see your children in the examples presented.

    I am one who believe I can't learn enough about showing my children love, and this book is a solid addition to that subject. It's paced well and read well. I recommend it for all parents.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Metzler - Rabbi Springfield, OR, United States 12-20-11
    Joe Metzler - Rabbi Springfield, OR, United States 12-20-11

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    "EXCELLENT LISTEN"
    If you could sum up The Five Love Languages of Children in three words, what would they be?

    INSIGHTFUL--USEFUL--REAL PRACTICAL


    What other book might you compare The Five Love Languages of Children to and why?

    Don't know of any.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have listened to other books by Gary Chapman and they have all been good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when as I listened I saw my own family.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 05-07-13
    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 05-07-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.

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    "To truly understand your child`s love language"

    I bet most people never pay much attention to what kind of love they like to receive from their loved ones, let alone give love, once they don`t know what their loved ones like.
    Life is so busy that we don`t usually pay the proper attention to our children, let alone, give them the kind of love they deserve and need to fill their love tank.
    This books presents an interesting approach to love languages: words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, gifts and acts of service. I first learned about them when I read the print version of the Five love languages (for couples) and they were of great use for me.
    On the Five Love Languages for Children Dr. Campbell and Dr. Chapman specify the use of those 5 languages when dealing with our kids, and God only knows how difficult it can be. They talk about love and how to handle it in a way our children can grow up to be self sufficient and have high self esteem, and not go after wrong forms of love when they grow up, you know, like good girls after crappy guys.
    I highly recommend this book if you want to learn how to communicate with your child through these 5 love languages and make them feel loved.
    Even if you don`t agree with everything, I`m sure you will find some tips useful, and you will even apply them with your family.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DeAnna United States 05-03-12
    DeAnna United States 05-03-12
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    "A Real Eye Opener!!"
    Any additional comments?

    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 :)

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Elana Malahat, BC, Canada 04-17-14
    Elana Malahat, BC, Canada 04-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Simple ways to express love"
    Is there anything you would change about 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!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not applicable really. It isn't a story really.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Chris Fabry?

    Yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I can't see this working as a film.


    Any additional comments?

    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'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Felipe J. Flores III Lake Elsinore, Ca United States 02-25-14
    Felipe J. Flores III Lake Elsinore, Ca United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2008

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    "Good shift of original idea...applicable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Five Love Languages of Children?

    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.


    What about Chris Fabry’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Jacksonville, NC, United States 08-23-13
    Erin Jacksonville, NC, United States 08-23-13

    I just graduated Nursing school and now have time to read more. Any recommendations would be great.

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    Would you listen to The Five Love Languages of Children again? Why?

    This is an excellent book with great advice. I also read The Five Love Languages of Marriage and its also another excellent book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bethannie TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 02-11-13
    Bethannie TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does The Five Love Languages of Children rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 for sure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Punishing a child using his/her love lanuguage can wound them and is detrimental to their personal growth.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read many parenting books over the past year. This is by far one of the best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Helen MERCED, CA, United States 01-10-13
    Helen MERCED, CA, United States 01-10-13
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    "Excellent book"
    Would you listen to The Five Love Languages of Children again? Why?

    My daughter was reading the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Address how to make kids feel loved.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO


    What did you learn from The Five Love Languages of Children that you would use in your daily life?

    How to address people differently according to how they feel love.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is like an introduction to a lot of other books on raising children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Noosaville, Australia 07-26-12
    Jason Noosaville, Australia 07-26-12
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    "Great reading"
    Where does The Five Love Languages of Children rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved this book, very informative and my 7 year old boy is already benefiting from my efforts.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Feelings, emotion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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