The 5 Love Languages for Children

I've spent a lot of time this last week listening to Lil Man.  He is constantly asking me to play with him, but he's also constantly climbing on me and wanting to cuddle.  What does that tell me about his love Language?  It tells me he understands love through quality time and physical touch.

Lil Man loves to hug and cuddle. When we watch television together he has to be sitting on us or right next to us, he likes to be in proximity so that he is touching whomever he is spending time.  He's a very touchy feely kid, and others recognize it, he's not much for recognizing personal space either.  He will get right in your face when he's talking to you and the more excited he is the more he will reach out to touch you as he's talking with you.  So I'd bet his primary language is physical touch, followed by a close second to Quality Time.

Lil Man loves to spend time playing with anyone.  But he loves doing things with us.  He is always asking that we play with him, read to him or just be with him. It's truly nice to be needed and I love all the time I get to spend with him.  I know when I go back to work I'll have to make a more concerted effort to spend more time with him doing things with him so he feels love from me.

Do you know what your children's love language is?  Can you guess by how they engage with you?

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