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Summary

You love your child, but does your child feel loved?

Every child has a unique way of feeling loved. When you discover your child's love language - and how to speak it - you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and flourish as he or she grows.

In this audiobook for parents, teachers, single parents, and more, Drs. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell offer practical advice for how to:

  • Discover and speak your child's love language - in dozens of ways!
  • Use the love languages to help your child learn best
  • Discipline and correct more lovingly and effectively

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Moody Publishers (P)2016 Oasis Audio

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Give this one a solid skip

Most of what is said here is common sense. However, the author does this in so many words, written from their experience as a church-based marriage councillor with none of it grounded on any form of unbiased evidence. Oh, and apparently spanking your kids is okay, too (don't mind the law or your children's right to a non-violent upbringing). Pseudo-scientific, popular self-help trash. I've returned this to Audible.

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fantastic book

From the moment I figured out my children's love languages and started speaking to them through their primary language I saw a difference in their behaviour. this book is life changing.

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I have never given a 1 star review but...

I feel there is some good content in here but it is essentially guilt lined. If you are not Christian, not a married parent, don't have any desire to have time for yourself, or career and don't have unlimited time for your child then you may as well give up now because your child will get depression, will fail at school and will need therapy. I'd recommend 'the book you wish your parents had read' instead, it gives a much more approachable view to parenting, guilt free.

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A good guide for parents and carers

This book provides helpful tools for parents and carers to use the concept of love languages in raising children. I have used some ideas with my daughter and feel they work. The Christian ethics in the book seem to have a more conventional connotation, which might feel slightly abrasive to some readers, but I feel that the concept makes sense and I will continue to use the techniques presented. I feel the book could have been more concise, but on the other hand I would have liked more practical examples. I think the book could have been more of a handbook where you can dip in when you need guidance, but the audiobook structure with no titles to the chapters doesn't really lend itself to such use. All in all I still feel that listening to the book was worth it, even if it took me quite some time to plough through.

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Great eye opening book

I started reading this book to learn more about children and emotions it’s been perfect and I’ve learnt so much about my parenting skills and how to improve them!

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Finally found a way to unconditional parenting that isn’t permissive.

I have been trying for a while now to find a way to parent unconditionally without punishment, yet I get stuck with how to do this and not be permissive. This book has solved these issues, showing me how to discipline (teach not punishment) and love unconditionally (I.e. no carrot and stick method).

The only issue was the talk of God. It’s hard to believe that such intelligent people can still believe in God. I mean I wish he was real would be much more pleasant than reality, yet alas science is wisdom and I won’t pretend God is real to make life easier for my son.

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Amazing

An amazing book that really cares for children and clearly shows how you can love and support them.

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An eye opener!

One of the best books I ever read. An example that obvious is not always obvious. Literally an eye opener. So many things makes sense now. Great examples helping the listener to understand the concept. Highly recommend it.

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I liked the most of it, with a huge "BUT"

I liked the book very much. Easy to listen to, interesting and eye- opening. However, when you are a specialist writing a book about children and talk about a non-abusive form of spanking, sth is REALLY WRONG. I do understand that points of view may differ in different countries, but this is 2019, and if want to teach parents about communicating with their kids, you should know what you're talking about.

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read it :)

This is exactly what i expected: good read, practical tips, thoughtfully written. i liked how it addressed single parents and married couples too

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  • 15-02-20

good content beware, heavy on religion

i think the content of the book is good... my issue is I didn't realize I was buying a book about religion. far too many times the book implies to be a good parent you need to be a follower if the Christian religion, for your children to be happy, they have to believe in Jesus. The book also implies parents must stay together for happy children, that the only reasons for a single parent household is divorce or death, that there are only traditional families. The only religion mentioned by name in the book is the Christian religion. the book would have been more effective for me at least without the heavy religious tone getting in the way, or at least having know. about it at the time of purchase.

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  • 05-01-17

So valuable

I am starting much later than I should with learning these lessons.
My daughter is 24 and pregnant with her second child. She has been through a painful past of divorce and her own marriage is rocky.
My stepson is 16 and very willful and uncommunicative
I plan to use the principles in this book to help with our relationships
I want to be the loving parent and grandparent that they need
Thank you so much for making this book available on audio

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  • A place of Grace
  • 06-07-16

Excellent for all ages from young parents to grandparents!

Whether you work in the education system, church, or a parent this book is excellent to understanding and meeting the love language of children of all ages.
This book was helpful for me as a parent to look back at what may need addressed in my younger years as a parent to my 3 adult children now age 34 to 45. It is never too late to open up communication and gain understanding and wisdom over misunderstandings and offenses in life.
As a grandparent it helps me with supporting my grown children and being loving and nurturing to my 4 grandchildren. I highly recommend this book!

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  • A. Moore
  • 07-07-17

Everything I was hoping for and then some!

Easy to listen to. Real anecdotes and doable suggestions that WORK. Also chapters for single parents, divorced, and married advice. If you are hesitating-stop and just get this book. I have shared it with the parents of struggling kids/teens...and without fail those who actually implement these principles consistently are ASTOUNDED by the results. I love to give this as a gift to new parents too.

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  • 18-02-20

good book but...

the only issue for me was one it's already a short book and it repeats a lot of what was said in the "5 love languages" book.

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  • Christina
  • 30-12-16

Love!

I've been implementing this book over the last couple months it's taken me to listen it, and I see a significant improvement in my child's behavior. I'm anxious to see how it will improve my marriage.

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  • 08-11-16

Simple easy to follow advice

What a difference it has made for our family in recognizing each child's individual love language, I wish I would have found this along time ago but it's applicable to all ages of children and I'm glad we found it now!

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  • Rock you like a Weezycane
  • 20-04-17

Great insight

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should have read the give love languages before my son's mothers son split up. it makes all the sense in the world why I couldn't figure out why she didn't love me the way I thought in was supposed to be loved and vice versa. this book is great for any parent or anybody becoming a parent or planning to become one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-12-16

Find their way to love

3 children, all of them love and need to be loved differently. Gary's book helped me find my wife's language and really brings it to life as my kids grow and start to develop the way they need to be loved. This book is a must to help parents for the future or to help fix what we've done in the past. Great read/listen!

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  • Megs
  • 19-11-16

Useful and Hopeful

While I knew this was coming from a Christian background I was still shaken by the harsh and depressing outlook on single parents. As well as the absence of a two parent one gender family. But put that aside and the content is still useful and really tries to give parents of children at any age hope that they can still improve their relationships

Basic premise is really useful and lots of the examples help paint a broad picture of how to make these ideas your own. While I don't agree with it all I definitely changed my behavior immediately as a parent. The guidance was grounding as a mother of two young children- my relationship with my oldest- a 3yr old, has already improved. Im putting it on my husband's list of books to read.

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