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HOW KIDS HEAR LOVE

 Adapted from an article by Heidi Krumenauer in Focus on the Family Magazine, Feburary 2009

When the son of  Focus on the Family contributor Heidi Krumenauer received an A on his math test, she showered him with praise only to receive a weak smile and watch him retreat to his room. When she returned from a business trip, her other son Noah asked her to spend time reading to him, but she lavished him with a bag full of gifts instead and was perplexed by his lukewarm response. Ungrateful children?  Spoiled youngsters? Probably not. Heidi found out that she was not speaking their love language.

Just like children learn differently, they also express and receive love in their own unique way, and as parents we can help them hear and receive love if we can identify which expression of our love is in the language they can most easily hear.  Read more or link to podcast on this important subject.

Gary Chapman introduced the concept of love languages in his first book on the subject, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts  and later co-authored an adaptation for parents with Dr. Ross Campbell in their book The Five Love Languages of Children.

All children need the kind of emotional connection that cause them to feel special and accepted, (“have their love tank filled”) but it will look different for each child. Campbell and Chapman suggest and define the following five languages for reaching our kids (and our spouses):

Not only does the book take a chapter expanding on each language and how to use it, but gives parents practical suggestions and great clues on how to identify which language your children speaks most fluently. They also address speaking the languages in single parents families, anger and love, how to build love as the foundation and much more.

For more helpful information on marriage and family visit Focus on the Family at www.family.org.

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"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .

I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family