Last week I sat on the couch next to my older son as we went through the Love Languages Personality Profile for Teens in Jolene Philo and Dr. Gary Chapman’s new book, Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages® for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities (referral link). Some of his answers surprised me:
“Do you like to go on trips with us, or do you like it when we take you and your friends to the movie?”
”Um, I like to go on trips with you.” (It was surprising because we spend a lot of time on trips asking him to take his earbuds out! Ha!)
“Do you like it when we give you cool things for your birthday or when we reassure you when you mess up?”
”Oh, for sure reassure me when I mess up.” (Also surprising because he has a pretty long list of things he’d love to get for his birthday!)
After tallying up all the answers, one love language rose to the top—words of affirmation.
Source: Special Needs Parenting- Key Ministry