Today we wrap up the series of Real Moms segements on the Five Love Languages of Children.
The five basic love languages that the book talks about are:
Words of affirmation
Acts of service
This might help you figure out which love language speaks love to your child the loudest:
First, pay attention to how your kids show you love because our kids are likely to express love the way they want to receive it. Are your little ones giving you lots of compliments or saying “I love you” often, this could indicate that they want words of affirmation from you.
And then pay attention to how they are showing others that they care about them. Does your child love giving gifts to their teacher or do they like to give toys away to their friends? This might be a clue that they thrive on “receiving gifts.”
The bottom line is that our kids need all 5 of these love languages, but will most likely respond best to one over the others, so that means that as parents we need to be bi-lingual when it comes to the love languages of children.
Real moms really love their kids and we just want to do the best we can at raising them to be healthy adults and this is a great tool to have in our mom belt to do that!