Categories: Parenting Tips and Tricks for the working mom
Just like adults, children have their own communication styles and preferred methods of showing and receiving love. Figuring out exactly what that is - and how it differs from yours - can strengthen your relationship with your kids and make your home a happier, more peaceful place.
Marriage counselor and author Gary Chapman describes the different ways people express and feel love as “love languages”. According to Chapman, there are five love languages:
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Receiving Gifts
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch
In my experience, most people tend to favor two languages over the rest - and they are almost always different than the two their romantic partners prefer. (We humans are weird like that.) Figuring this out among adults is pretty easy, and it helps couples to share their love for one another more effectively.
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