The Love Language of Gifts

Hi, Everyone,
I hope everyone had a great week of vacation. This Friday, March 2, we will continue the study, The Five Love Languages for Children. Love is the foundation to a secure child who grows into a giving, loving adult. Every child has a primary language of love, a way in which he or she understands a parent’s love best. Over the next few weeks, we will help you recognize and speak your child’s primary love language as well as four other common love languages that can help your child know you love him /her. Children need to know they are loved in order to develop into responsible adults.
So far, we have considered the love languages of physical touch, words of affirmation, and quality time. This Friday we will encounter the fourth love language – gifts. This is a tricky love language, and if your child’s primary language is gifts, it is easy to overdo and give her/him too many things, out of love. Almost everyone enjoys receiving a gift, but if one’s primary love language is gifts, the response is different. We’ll talk about how to determine if gifts is your child’s primary love language.
It may interest you to know that adults resonate with the same five love languages. There is an online assessment to help you determine your personal love language. You can download it as a pdf or take it online. There is a separate version for singles. If interested, try it! http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/
In addition, there is a “quiz” for your kids. Here is the link to download the pdf https://s3.amazonaws.com/moody-profiles/uploads/profile/attachment/3/1126_5LoveLanguagesChildren_Quiz_revised2-1.pdf
You can see if you think it is appropriate for your children’s ages. The scoring instructions are on the second page.

Date Topic Refreshments
March 2 Love Languages (4) Donna
March 9 Love Languages (5) Becky
March 16 Bedtime Story – Easter Diane
March 23 XXXXXXXXXX (No School) XXXXXXXXXX
March 30 XXXXXXXXXX (Good Friday) XXXXXXXXXX
April 6 XXXXXXXXXX (Spring Break) XXXXXXXXXX
April 13 Is This All There Is?

Upcoming:
Patchwork of Love Quilting has begun!
Have fun, meet new friends, and learn from each other as we create quilts for children in need. Come and stay for an hour, or for several hours. We have fabric and the supplies needed for you to make a quilt. No experience necessary. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are available all day. Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult for safety reasons. If Shenendehowa Central Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we are also closed.
March 8 Thursday
March 15 Thursday
March 20 Tuesday
March 29 Thursday
Workshops are in the Hearth Room from 9 am to 5:30 pm.
SUMC Book Club News ― The book club has chosen their next book, Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt. A Vivid and Moving Portrait of a Reluctant Queen

After sending his army to besiege another king’s capital, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier’s wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king’s household.

The date for discussion is Tuesday, March 20. For questions, please ask Becky Nold .

Have a great time at Friday Morning Moms this coming week, and I hope to see you all again soon.

Grace and peace,
Denise