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The 5 Love Languages of Children

Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

 

We know you love your child crazy, but let’s make sure, your child knows it! We hope you join us for this parenting journey as we work through how to better express the love we have for our children.

 

As we outline Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell’s The 5 Love Languages of Children, we promise to break down each chapter into bite sized pieces. If you are like us, you have enough going on right now, so we will keep things simple. It is our hope to help you better understand how to best meet your child’s emotional needs in easy, practical, and in intentional ways.

Hi Everyone!

We’re glad you’re joining us as we study the book, The 5 Love Languages of Children, by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell. In this blog we will be talking about why having a full emotional tank is so important for helping to keep emotions in check and, if you don’t know your dominate love language (or your child’s), how you can find out.

 

 

 I’m glad you’re joining us, as we continue to have conversations from Dr. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell’s book, The 5 Love Languages of Children. Words of affirmation have a powerful impact on children not only at the time they are said, but later, too. Has something someone said to you as a child stayed with you even today? I heard often as a child when trying something new, “sure you can do it” and even to this day, those words are part of my internal dialogue when weighing doing something for the first time. These authors perfectly articulate “their words” in telling readers why words are so important when talking to children. Here is what Dr. Chapman and Ross Campbell say about words used with children, “In communicating love, words are powerful. Words of affection and endearment, words of praise and encouragement, words that give positive guidance all say, “I care about you.” Such words are like a gentle, warm rain falling on the soul; they nurture the child’s inner sense of worth and security.  Even though such words are quickly said, they are not forgotten. A child reaps the benefits of affirming words for a lifetime.  Conversely, cutting words, spoken our short-lived frustration, can hurt a child’s self-esteem, and cast doubts about his abilities. Children think we deeply believe what we say." 

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 At Before5, we are passionate about helping you understand how your child grows and develops – especially in the first five years, which is when the really important learning happens.

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