Wisdom from Caregiving Parents about the Love Languages and More

by Nov 2, 2021The 5 Love Languages® for Special Needs Families0 comments

The final chapter of Sharing Love Abundantly is full of wisdom from caregiving parents. Here are a few nuggets to whet your appetite.

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.

Links to other articles in this series:

The Love Languages and Special Needs Families: A Good Combination

Basic Love Language Concepts to Ease Stress and Increase Joy in Caregiving Families

Threats to Caregiving Marriages and How To Fight Them 

Love Is a Child’s First Language

Determining the Love Language of a Child with Special Needs or a Disability 

Ways to Speak Words of Affirmation and Quality Time to Kids with Special Needs 

Ways To Speak Gifts and Acts of Service to Kids with Special Needs 

Speaking Healthy Physical Touch to Kids with Special Needs

Using the Love Languages with Siblings of Kids with Special Needs and Disabilities 

Extended Family Members Can Use the Love Languages to Encourage Caregiving Parents

Communicating Your Child’s Love Language to Medical Professionals

Communicating Your Child’s Love Language to Educators 

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By Jolene

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 websiteSharing 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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