Have you ever heard of the 5 LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman? My husband and I first read this book when we were dating, and preparing for marriage. I was excited to find out not only do these languages apply to children, but Chapman had also written a book specific to children and teens!
Don't have time to read the books? Check out the summary here: 5 Love Language Summary Short Video
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Here's a great article that talks about 7 SIMPLE WAYS TO SHOW LOVE TO YOUR CHILDREN.
Here's a link to a quiz for yourself, your children or your teens and discover your love languages!
One of the greatest benefits I have found from discovering the love languages of those around you: You don't waste time. And all mom's are busy, right? If your child's love language is touch--give them a hug and don't waste time scrapbooking their life! If your child's love language is quality time--go for a walk or play checkers, but don't stress over buying the perfect gift!