When you have kids, they notice 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠! If you’re tense and fighting, they see it. If you’re happy and glowing, they feel that too.
Did you know that there’s a children’s version for the 5 love languages?
They are: 1. physical touch 2. words of affirmation 3. quality time 4. gifts and 5. acts of service.
My 3-year old definitely prefers acts of service, he loves helping others and making them feel special. I call him my little Casanova because of how many little gifts he gives me throughout the day, and how much he likes to help me. He constantly asks if I’m Happy, and seems to have that as his end goal (𝘐 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦!) #blessed 🙏🏾 Also, his new thing is answering the question “𝘸𝘩𝘺” with “𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘰𝘮”🥰 which always makes me smile 😁.
𝗪𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭?
You know your child, though they may appreciate all of them, one of those 5 is what Chapman calls their ‘primary love language’.
The author writes “𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥.” Providing your child with healthy doses of their primary love language, with a dash of the other four will prepare them for healthy relationships in the future.
This cannot be stressed enough, lead by example! “𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴.”