Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Monday, April 16, 2012

The 5 Love Languages of Children and a Giveaway!

Whether you have children of your own, children in your life, or work with children, The 5 Love Languages of Children is a must read.  If you've read Dr. Chapman's book, The 5 Love Languages, then you are familiar with the concepts.  However, this book is written specifically with children in mind and is well worth your time.  After reading it, I even bought The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers for my Kindle.

I love that this book is both philosophical and practical!!!  It included "the Love Languages Mystery Game" and other helps to help determine your child's love language. There were specific "directions" also to help you if you have difficulty speaking a particular "language". 

Topics including anger and love, discipline, single-parent families, and marriage all in relation to the love languages are in the book, so don't think it won't apply to you.  There were many "nuggets" I took away that I was able to use immediately in my family and am excited to see how I can use them in the classroom too.

This has nothing to do with content - I also loved the cover!  Now, I know not to "judge a book by its cover", but this one was so fun to me!  The boots said "kid splashing through puddles having the time of their life" and the bright daisies were refreshing to me.  The cover even helped fill my emotional love tank.  Hmmm......the cover wouldn't be "words of affirmation", maybe "sight" of affirmation?  Or perhaps a gift?

If you enjoy gifts....would you like your own copy of The 5 Love Languages of Children?  Leave me a comment either on what the front book cover says to you or something you learned from the 5 Love Languages website.  On Thursday, April 19 (my youngest son's birthday), I will have pick a winner!

The 5 Love Languages:

To be their best, children need to feel loved. But if you and your child speak different love languages, your affection might get lost in translation, affecting the child’s attitude, behavior, and development. Dr. Gary Chapman’s groundbreaking Five Love Languages series has helped millions of couples communicate love more clearly, and Dr. Ross Campbell M.D. has applied the innovative system to children as well. The 5 Love Languages of Children gives practical suggestions for learning how your children interpret love and creating a sense of security in which they can thrive.
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  1. I love the color too- beautiful colors. Anything that helps me parent better is something I want to read.

  2. I love the cover. I see the boots more as gardening "mud" boots and they represent the parents tending to their garden and raising beautiful colorful happy children as a result.

  3. The book cover "says" to me that my brain needs to learn to think more abstractly, because I just see rain boots and flowers, but no real meaning would have immediately popped off the page to me.


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