by Rachel Hadiashar
Happy Valentine's Day!
Yet another Hallmark holiday I stopped celebrating
---until I became a mom.
Now I love it.
All the heart art we make.
Picking out cute little gifts for my boy.
And the focus on l-o-v-e.
We all value love in our lives.
But everyone feels and experiences love differently.
One of the best ways to strength the love within yourself and your family,
is to understand your Love Languages.
For years, parents have told me how the 5 Love Languages
have transformed their family relationships.
For when you understand how you and your loved ones express love,
you can begin to speak the "right" language
to reach your hearts!
Are you ready to learn your family's Love Languages?
Visit the 5lovelanguages.com and click "Discover Your Love Language"
to better understand how you and your family members
feel, express, and value love in your own unique ways.
Also, check out this Love Language Quiz for children.
Designed for 9 -12 year olds, my 7 year old son enjoyed answering the questions.
I found out Quality Time Together is my son's love language.
So when my little guy asks me to play a game, or do an activity,
I now see our together time filling up his love cup.
And I can also remember if he is having a hard time,
or we are feeling disconnected,
that quality time together is the ticket.
Have fun learning the love languages of your family,
so you can speak heart-to-heart
--the foundation for positive parenting!
And Happy Valentine's Day,
-- here's to cultivating more love
in our lives everyday of the week.
All the best,
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!