Unlock Your Child’s “Love Language Mystery”

Here’s a great Valentine’s Day activity to do with your preschool or elementary age children: Discover their “love language” with a nifty online quiz!

The author of “The 5 Love Languages of Children”, Gary Chapman, believes that people speak and hear the language of love in five ways: Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Physical Touch, and Receiving Gifts. I love reading books with you <3 I love reading books with you <3 [/caption] Chapman’s concept is that everyone has one (or two) top preferences about which love language means the most to them and makes them feel the most loved. The other 3 or 4 on the list are nice but don’t touch the heart in the same satisfying way that the main love language does. It can be a wonderful thing to hear your love language spoken by the special people in your life. But are you speaking THEIR love languages? Knowing how to communicate love to your children in ways that deeply touch their hearts is a skill every parent should develop. The “5 Love Languages” company has a simple and fun 20-question quiz that your child can take online (with or without your help as needed) to “solve their Love Language Mystery”. Each question is a choice between two things parents say to their kids, like “I always like doing stuff with you” or “Tag! You’re it!” Your child’s choices reveal which of the 5 love languages mean the most to them. Click here to get started!

On this Valentine’s Day, I hope you discover your child’s love language and find ways to communicate in new ways that let them know they are very well loved!