Wisdom from Caregiving Parents about the Love Languages and More
Wisdom from caregiving parents who use the love languages in their homes permeates the pages of Sharing Love Abundantly In Special Needs Families. They shared many amazing insights when I interviewed them for the book. Not all of them fit neatly into the the first 9 chapters. Even so, their wisdom had the potential to encourage parents and families, and I couldn’t bear to leave it out. As a result, Chapter 10 of Sharing Love Abundantly was born. It is replete with nuggets like these:
- A single mom explaining why you have to make a plan about how to use the love languages.
- A dad whose son with special needs died at age 7 encouraging parents to stop complaining about what’s wrong.
- A special education teacher who has a daughter with disabilities showing how to use the love languages to help children re-regulate.
- A mom of two kids with special needs reminding parents that children will do well if they can.
- An ABA therapist who is mom to a son with autism explaining how the love languages lower stress points.
- A mom of 7 kids, several of whom had disabilities, describing how she learned to go through it and embrace it.
- A dad saying that caregiving parents have to learn to learn in a tornado.
- A couple of a 39-year-old son with special needs who has come to peace with the reality that they’re never going to be a typical family.
Intriguing thoughts, aren’t they? To get the full impact of this wisdom from caregiving parents, check out Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families. You will be amazed by what they have learned while parenting kids with special needs and disabilities.
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Jolene Philo is the author of the Different Dream series for parents of kids with special needs. She speaks at parenting and special needs conferences around the country. She’s also the creator and host of the Different Dream website. Sharing Love Abundantly With Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages® for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities, which she co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, was released in August of 2019 and is available at local bookstores, their bookstore website, and at Amazon.
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