What's Your Child's Love Language?

Everyone has a unique love language. Your love language determines the things that make you feel loved! As a parent, it's important to know your child's love language so you can communicate love in the most effective way.

Here's a list of the 5 love languages and how to show love with each one!



If your child lights up when you give them a thoughtful gift, this might just be their love language. Gifts don't have to be elaborate or expensive to make a difference. One thoughtful gift every so often is more than enough to fill a love tank!



If your child's love language is touch, they'll appreciate hugs, high-fives and even a simple hand on the shoulder. This is the type of child that's going to love cuddle sessions (bonus for you!). Touch is a simple love language to fill and it doesn't take much effort at all.


Quality Time

Quality time is spending intentional moments with your child. These moments are where the most bonding happens if you have a child with this love language. While a bit more time consuming than other languages, it really is simple to give love in this way. Going for a walk, having a heart to heart talk, or even a special trip to get ice cream shows this child that you're heart is invested in them.


Words of Affirmation

If this is your child's love language, they'll require a bit more motivation. They'll like to have constant affirmation that they're doing a great job, that they're good enough and that you love them. A pep talk would probably make this child feel adored!


Acts of Service

Acts of Service is just what it sounds like: Doing nice things for your child. This could be as simple as cooking their favorite dinner or doing their least favorite chore. These acts of service show your child that you care. While it requires some effort, it's worth it to see your child's confidence grow knowing they're loved!

You can tell your child's love language by paying attention to what things make them happiest. You can also think about the things that they do for others. For example, if they make you breakfast in bed, their love language might be acts of service.

What's your child's love language?
April 29, 2016 by Catlyn Hoepner
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