My #1 Summer Read Recommendation – The 5 Love Languages of Children

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As home daycare providers and parents our days are busy.  That is why I only recommend books and products that will improve your life and save you time.  If you find yourself with some down time this summer, I highly recommend The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell.

I first read Gary Chapman’s New York Times bestseller The Five Love Languages after a friend of mine raved about it last year.  It’s a book about relationships and how to improve your communication with your spouse.  I read it and loved the concept.  It ran true for me that many times we try to show our love to our spouses or life partners by giving gifts or spending quality time with them but it isn’t always received in line with our intentions.

The book explains what the 5 Love Languages are (receiving gifts, quality time, physical touch, acts of service and words of affirmation) and helps you figure out what language is prominent for you.  When we receive acts of caring love in our prominent love language we feel flooded with love.

As parents, we all love our children, but do our children FEEL LOVED? After reading Gary’s first book I decided I wanted to read his book about The 5 Love Languages of Children.  I wanted to make sure my kids felt loved and that I was speaking their love language.

This book made me think. Am I expressing my love towards my children in the most effective way possible? What are the love languages of my daycare children? Do they feel appreciated most when I give them a gift? A hug? Time spent together playing a game or maybe verbal praise? Or is it when I make them a special lunch?

When we know exactly what makes each individual child feel surrounded by love, it is simple to deliver love and appreciation their way.  The 5 Love Languages of Children gave me food for thought and also improved my parenting skills.  What a great book!

May you enjoy a good book this summer and learn some new skills along the way.summer read book tall