The secret to great relationships—just for teens
#1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes!
Introducing A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others.
This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like:
Teens' relationships matter, and these simple ideas will help them thrive.
A Teen’s Guide To The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman and Paige Haley Drygas is an amazing book. It has truly helped me discover my own love language and it has also helped me to discover the love language of those closest to me. It’s taught me how to love my family better by understanding their language. It gives practical tips on how to discover your love language, how to discover others’ love languages, and how to show love to them when you figure out their language. I knew what my sister’s love language was, but I don’t speak the same language as her so I wasn’t quite sure how to show love to her. But because of this book, I now know how I can love her in the way that she needs to be loved even though I don’t speak the same love language as her. The book gives you a list of things you could do to show love to those closest to you based on their love language. There is also a quiz at the back of the book to help you determine your primary love language. I would highly recommend this book to any teen wanting to learn how to better love those closest to them.
Are you having a hard time communicating with your teens? Are they having a hard time communicating with you, their siblings, teachers, and well, just about anyone? This book makes a perfect gift for your teen!
I highly recommend this book to help facilitate better communication among your teens (and tweens). This book prompted my teenager to take her quiz online to find what her predominant love language was. She was surprised by her results.
We are all ready to encourage her in her language. She can also recognize others' languages to better communicate.
Grab this book. It's not a thick read and it has quizzes and scenarios that are very fruitful.
I remember the insight and understanding I gained the first time I read about the five love languages. Teens really need the information and I'm glad to see it presented in a book written especially for them.
If you're not familiar with the love languages, here's a synopsis. It's been found that each person receives messages of love and appreciation in a particular way. Some accept spoken (or written) words. Some recognize love by the amount of quality time you are willing to spend with them. Others recognize love through gifts. Others need to see acts of service. And some accept love best when expressed through touch.
I like how the authors expand on each of the languages. For example, with the love language of time, that can be expressed with quality conversation (with tips on communicating), quality listening (with tips on listening skills), and quality activities. The authors have included some suggested ways of expressing love in each of the languages. They also include how to recognize the love language of another. And, especially suited for teens, there are warnings for each language as to how it can be misused (such as the most misused – touch).
The method of presentation and the graphics are great. I really like the emphasis on feeling loved and how the feeling is created when the right love language is used. We tend to use our own love language and that may not work with someone else. Recognizing another person's love language and expressing love in that way may take some effort. But teens will really see the benefit in relationships.
The authors give examples of each love language and how the message is received. They also include cautions, like not being phony. This book will help teens understand communication and relationship problems. Recognizing differences in communication languages, teens be better able to make good relationships. The authors even include tips for family relationships (parents and siblings) and a chapter on anger and forgiveness.
Tips and questions are included at the end of each chapter. This would be a good book for parents to read along with their teens as the questions would provide good discussion. Everyone in the family could work through the love language profile and determine their own. Those results would make for good family discussion too.
I highly recommend this book for teens and parents. Even if you've read about the five love languages before, this is a good book to refresh your memory. If you've never read about the love languages, this is a good place to start. You're in for a treat and a future with better relationships.
Food for thought: “Learning to speak love and appreciation in a language the other person can receive is the key to enhancing all human relationships.” (16)
I reviewed this book because I have 2 teens, and all teens need better ideas on how to communicate effectively. This book like all of Gary Chapman's is instrumental in helping with interrelationship dynamics.
I will be sitting down with my teens and working out a book study for them over the summer with this book, I think it is relevant to their young lives. If you have never heard of the "love languages" before here is a wee little explanation. Research has proved that each person receives messages of love and appreciation in a set way.
Some people respond better to time spent with them, some people do better with written communication, notes or spoken words of communication, and yet others receive love by the amount of time spent. Another person may feel loved by gifts, or acts of service or through touch. You see we all experience life differently and uniquely one persons love language may not be another, so it is important to find out what people value in order to communicate love and friendship effectively.
The author will give more in-depth explanations on the love languages and how messages are received.
I enjoyed the refresher on this topic and feel my children will certainly benefit from studying together this summer, I am so looking forward to some non school bonding through this study!
So in closing I would certainly recommend this book for parents and their teens. even if you are new to the concept of the "Love Languages" you will certainly glean a ton of great information and learn what you need to know to apply this principal to you relationships and give your teen the skills they need to have successful communication skills in the real world. I so wish I had read this when I was a youth!