How We Love Our Kids: The 5 Love Styles of Parenting (book review)

How We Love Our Kids: The Five Love Styles of Parenting

About the book:

One Small Change in How You Love
One Big Change in your Kids

Having problems with your kids? What if you are the problem and you just can’t see it? How We Love Our Kids offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. It’s the only book specifically for parents that reveals the unseen forces that shape every interaction with your kids.

• Identify which of the five love styles you have.
• Discover the surprising dynamics that shape your parenting.
• Get rid of your “buttons” so your kids can’t push them.
• Create a close connection with your kids that will last a lifetime.
• Learn the seven gifts every child needs.
Based on years of research in the area of attachment and bonding, How We Love Our Kids shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love. Start today. Watch your kids flourish and thrive as they receive what was missing in your love.

With four self-assessments and powerful application tools to use with children of all ages.

My thoughts:

I was excited to read How We Love Our Kids: The 5 Love Styles of Parenting by Milan and Kay Yerkovich. I have read other books about love languages and similar premises and have learned so much from them. I expected to learn so much from this book and I did.

The Yerkoviches offer insight into the different styles of parenting, as well as the different styles of children and how these work together or against one another in this realm we call parenting. They do not condemn how parents grew up, however they offer solutions and insight into how you can change and become the best parent you can be even if your own parents were not stellar. We can take our own experiences, learn from them and create and maintain healthier and better relationships with our own children. I felt that this was the first book that I have read that offers this perspective and as such should be a read for all parents. However, if you are looking for a quick fix on how to best relate to your child and not change yourself then this book is not for you.

I received this book free from WaterBrook Publishing as part of their "Blogging for Books" program. All opinions expressed are my own.


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