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
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.
Don't know of any.
Yes, I have listened to other books by Gary Chapman and they have all been good.
Yes, when as I listened I saw my own family.
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
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.
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 :)
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.
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
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!
My daughter was reading the book.
Address how to make kids feel loved.
How to address people differently according to how they feel love.
This book is like an introduction to a lot of other books on raising children.
Loved this book, very informative and my 7 year old boy is already benefiting from my efforts.
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