His "Love Language" is......
Words of Affirmation.
OK, I know I have already blogged once this evening, but my last post reminded me of why my nephew may have wanted a blog so badly. He LOVES getting the comments. He has only had it 2 days, and I bet he checks for comments 10 times a day. :-) He wants the encouraging words of affirmation.
If you have never read the book "The Five Love Languages of Children" by Gary Chapman, I strongly recommend that you run out and buy a copy. It is such an amazing book. I learned so much. Unfortunately, at different times, like when I am angry/frustrated at the nephew, I don't think about his love language. NOT GOOD.
I do leave him notes on the bathroom mirror written in dry erase marker. I send him letters and cards in the mail, and I do encourage him verbally, but I need to remember to do that ALL OF THE TIME.
The book describes it this way: Words of Affirmation Mark Twain once said “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Verbal appreciation speaks powerfully to persons whose primary Love Language is “Words of Affirmation.” Simple statements, such as, “You look great in that suit,” or “You must be the best baker in the world! I love your oatmeal cookies,” are sometimes all a person needs to hear to feel loved.
I think I need to reread this book.