It is rightly said that early learning stays forever. Hence, whatever you teach your kids in their early life stages, they’ll keep it all with them lifelong. Besides basic education, it is also important to make them learn communication and building strong relationships. After all, these are the basic morals of life.
Communicating with your kids in their love language helps you to express your love in a way that is more meaningful to them. Since, every child has his/her own unique individuality, knowing the child’s language of love is an important building block of the parent-child relationship. Love Language not only improves their communication ability but also strengthen their relationships with you, friends and people around.
Here are the five love languages:
- Acts of Service – If you make your children learn the language of ‘Acts of Service’, they will always accept and/or appreciate the deeds of help and serving people. Teaching them to share things with friends or serving poor will also help you convey loving message to your child.
- Words of affirmation – Children with ‘words of affirmation’ as their primary love language appreciate positive feedback and compliments that make them feel good. In contradiction to this, negative feedback and criticism will be greatly minimized.
- Receiving Gifts – Children who have “receiving gifts’ as their love language will learn gaining thoughtful and personal gifts. Gifts are visual representations of treasure and love. Hence, parents can create good loving memories by remembering the child’s love language with occasional and/or personal gifts.
- Physical Sense – Children who receive love through ‘physical touch’ will appreciate hugs, holding hands, kisses or just sitting close playing a game or watching a movie. Parents can convey their love by hugging the child, putting an arm or patting them on the back.
- Quality Time – Children with ‘quality time’ as their primary love language will love spending time with people and give them their attention irrespective of the activity that they are doing jointly. When parents make efforts and set priority to spend time with the child, this will be the most effective way to make the child feel loved.
If you really want your child to grow in their interpersonal and social communication skills, these 5 love languages are the easiest way to do so.