The 5 Love Languages of Children: Book Review and Giveaway!

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If you have kids and haven’t already read the book The 5 Love Languages of Children, I highly recommend you read it – now.  I was able to read the book cover to cover in just a few sittings and it has holistically changed the way I view children – and has already allowed me to make a positive difference in my relationship with my son.  In short, this book is golden!

Nobody needs to tell me that I love my little guy, or that he is the most important part of my life, or even that I do the absolute best that I can for him.  However, it wasn’t until I read this book that I had a complete understanding of how to properly approach all the disciplining and nurturing needed to offer him a fair chance at growing into the best person he can be.  And that’s a parent’s responsibility after all.

The five love languages are:

  1. Words of Affirmation – meaningful and specific
  2. Physical Touch – hugs, kisses, back rubs, and nighttime snuggles
  3. Gifts – thoughtful and without bribes
  4. Quality Time – put down your phone and look at them when they talk to you
  5. Acts of Service – be happy to help them rather than berate them

Probably the most significant take away for me was how to handle my son when he is being outwardly defiant.  Punishment never seemed to do anything but escalate the situation – now I know why.

I’m super excited to share this book with all parents, so much so that I’m GIVING AWAY ONE COPY TO one LUCKY reader!

Please follow the Rafflecopter link below to get entered:

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There are 24 entries available depending upon which tasks you complete within the Rafflecopter.

I am in no way being compensated for this review. I just truly feel passionate about what I have taken away from the book. I will personally buy the book for the winner an have it shipped to them.

Good luck!

Kristin

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meganjune Fleming
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 13:12:36

    One thing I strive for now that I am a parent:

    To care for my parents and interact with them in a manor I would be happy for Crosby to do so to me. Things are a bit different when you step into your parents “parenting shoes” right?

    I hope I win this book. I never want to be “exasperated” with my boy and his curious mind. I want to help it bloom like I am fertilizer! Not discourage his zest like a horrible order barking shadow.
    Xo

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  2. Nikki Richter
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 18:38:39

    I love this. I think parents need to pay more attention to the differences between kids, because parenting each one is different!

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  3. capturedtimebooks
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 18:41:01

    Looks like a good read!!

    Reply

  4. Stephanie Boecker
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 15:54:18

    I always try to remember that my children are not tiny adults when I’m speaking to them about their behavior. I cannot expect them to always know or understand why their actions may be disappointing to me. I also once was told if you are continuously questioning or feeling guilty of your job as a parent and you’re doing a great job.

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