I was standing in a bookstore while at a conference in Texas. I began browsing books and came across “The 5 Love Languages.” Now I have read this book, know my own languages as well as my husband’s. However, as I continued to look around, I saw “The 5 Love Languages of Children,” by Gary Chapman. I never knew that there was such a book, but knew it is so necessary. As I scanned the pages of the book, I noticed that I was unaware of my children’s languages. I specifically thought about my son, and realized that his language was physical touch, and it was not being fulfilled. I discovered that I had been neglecting this need and immediately was overcome with guilt. Many times my son would come and try to sit on my lap or cuddle, and I would not allow it. I am either tired or, to be honest, on my phone (shame on me). He always asks for hugs and kisses and sometimes I do not give them. I felt like a bad mother at that very moment and asked God to forgive me. I prayed that I would be more attentive to his love language and charged myself to do a better job in that area. Raising children can be difficult, and I am not an expert, but I believe that knowing my son and my daughter’s love languages will improve the quality of our relationship, and ultimately how they will grow as a child. I urge you to read the book, learn your child’s love language, and put in practice those actions that will fulfill their need. I am excited to read “The 5 Love Languages of Children” and get a deeper understanding of how to love my kids!
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Middle School Counselor
Faythe (Kamille) is a 34-year old mother of two. She lives in New Castle, DE with her husband of ten years. She is a member of Seeds of Greatness Bible Church where she is an active member working in various ministries. Faythe is a Certified Middle School Counselor at a Charter School in New Castle, DE. There she puts her God-given gifts to work as she helps young misguided souls with everyday life struggles. Faythe loves spending time with her family and has a deep passion for working with at-risk children. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Education Degree from Wilmington University. Faythe is currently attending Wilmington University where she is working on three certifications that will augment her current career field. Faythe lives by the scripture Jeremiah 29:11, as she believes God has her life well planned and it will be all that she hoped for!