Words of affirmation
Words of affirmation are things we say that express care, commitment, love, and support. If your child is always asking for reassurance, their love language is probably words of affirmation!
TNM wants to give you the following tips:
- Tell them you love them daily!
- Acknowledge their efforts in front of others.
- Avoid harmful words and tones in your voice.
- Slip a note in their lunch box.
- Find reasons to congratulate and encourage them!
- Don’t forget to tell them how proud you are of them regularly!
Does your child always ask for a surprise gift? Then their love language is most likely receiving gifts! To truly connect with them TNM has the following advice:
Give rewards for behavior!
Treasure hunts will always be their favourite activity.
Surprise them with an extra treat in their lunch box.
A new item of clothing for a special occasion will make their day!
Mail a present for them when you are out of town.
You’ll see your child will always love the giver more than the gift. For you connected with them via their love language!
Acts of service
Children whose primary love language is Acts of Service feel your adoration through the things you do! To truly connect with them TNM has the following advice:
Prepare their favorite meal. Do a chore that your child was supposed to do. Help your child with small tasks like cleaning up their toys or finishing a school project. Let your child help anytime they want and let them know you appreciate their help. Always try to be involved in their activities and projects.
Actions that go above and beyond help them feel your love toward them!
If your child’s love language is Quality Time, you’ll know they enjoy doing things with you! They ask for your time and attention and they love to see you spending time with them.
To truly connect TNM has the following advice:
- Spend a special time with your child every day.
- Listen to your child’s stories and show interest in what they have to share.
- Keep a journal together.
- Play silly games and laugh together.
- Watch a movie together.
- Go to the library and read books together.
This time with your precious child will be priceless!
Children whose primary love language is Physical Touch, appreciate it when love is communicated to them more deeply than giving them praise, buying them a gift, or fixing a toy. Without hugs, kisses, pats on the back and other physical expressions of love, their love tanks will remain empty.
To truly connect TNM wants to share the following tips:
- Play games like Pat-a-Cake, tag, piggyback rides, and airplane.
- Create a “spa night” and do manicures, pedicures,
- and shoulder massages.
Make up your own unique style hand-shake!
- Gently squeeze their hand to say “I love you!”
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