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The 5 Love Languages of Children

The Secret to Loving Children Effectively
Narrated by: Chris Fabry
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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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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  • Ali
  • 05-08-2017

Instant results in our home

Started implementing the strategies in the book this afternoon. Sent the children to bed half an hour ago and have not heard any of them going to a sibling to fill an emotional need like they usually would.

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very interesting

never too late to learn the language of love. an insight into our childrens world of love. made me reflect on my own parenting style.

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Refreshing Insightful Parenting Advice

This book is a must read for Parents and People wishing to be Parents of children any age...

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pretty good. bit churchy. could be distilled

The main points are good (about the love languages). but then the authors starts on about parenting more generally and then brings good into it. not my cup of tea. would have been better if he kept to his love languages s bit more I think

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Fantastic Book

This book has helped me to understand my children! AMAZING read, highly recommend this book.

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Very interesting

Definitely makes you think. Even if you don't have trouble in your relationships, it helps to understand the needs of others and yourself.

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God bothering and bible bashing.

All the Christian god bothering and bible bashing in this book makes it very difficult to listen to and undermines the primary message. Teaching children religion is child abuse.

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  • D. Guinn
  • 05-01-2017

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
  • 06-07-2016

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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  • Christina
  • 30-12-2016

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-12-2016

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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  • A. Moore
  • 07-07-2017

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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  • Rock you like a Weezycane
  • 20-04-2017

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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  • Megs
  • 19-11-2016

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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  • 08-11-2016

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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  • Lissette Rubio
  • 25-10-2019

It made me a better Mom, hands down!

So grateful for this book! it helped reshape my perspective in big ways and changed my relationships with my children.

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  • Aundrea
  • 26-09-2019

Take some time and listen

I’ve listened and read many books by Gary Chapman. As a mother of four children this book is a wonderful reminder of how important it is to be aware of how we are addressing our children’s needs. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be utilizing its lessons with my family. Definitely recommend.

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  • terri
  • 07-06-2018

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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  • Henna
  • 06-08-2018

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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  • Mark
  • 14-11-2019

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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  • Sinead Ailill
  • 17-07-2019

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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  • natalia
  • 01-02-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-2018

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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  • Alex Chernenko
  • 22-02-2018

The book opened up my eyes about 5 love languages.

Definitely recommending it to others. Raising 3 kids is challenging. Good I still have time to catch up.
Also quite enjoyed the narrator's voice.