The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman

Book Description:

Over 400,000 copies sold! Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The Five Love Languages of Teeneagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity.

In this adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Five Love Languages® (more than 10 million copies sold), Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen’s love language.

Get practical tips for how to:

Express love to your teen effectively
Navigate the key issues in your teen’s life, including anger and independence
Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences
Support and love your teen when he or she fails

Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the life of your teenage and family.

My Review:

I have read all of the books by Gary Chapman about the Five Love Languages, so I was already familiar with the idea of Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, and the others. My husband and I even joke around with each other about our love languages.

It is no secret to anyone who has raised teenagers or is currently in the trenches with a teen of today that raising teenagers is hard. Between shifting hormones, growing independence, higher-stake decisions, and the social minefields of our society, it is hard being a teen and living with one.

The biggest takeaway for me from this book is the reminder that it is difficult to demonstrate love to someone when your love tank is empty. It is easy for teens to siphon off more than they fill their parents love tank. It is easy for parents to focus more on helping their teen to build their future rather than filling their love tank. I appreciated the reminder to make sure that my teens’ love tanks are full!

This is a must read for anyone who has a teen, especially if you have not read any of the other Five Love Language Books. Chapman does it again!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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