How We Love Our Kids

Melissa Smith

5 Stars

March 30, 2012

From the back of the book: "Having problems with your kids? What if you are the problem and you just can't see it? "How We Love Our Kids" offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. It's the only parenting book that reveals the unseen forces that shape every interaction with your kids.

Identify which of the five love styles you have.

Discover the surprising dynamics that shape your parenting.

Get rid of your "buttons" so your kids can't push them.

Create a close connection with your kids that will last a lifetime.

Learn the seven gifts every child needs.

Based on years of research in the area of attachment and bonding, How We Love Our Kids shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love. Start today. Watch your kids flourish and thrive as they receive what was missing in your love."

My review: This is a parenting book that is much different than any other parenting book you will read. It is a book that focuses more on the parent than on the child and is a very interesting book to read. I think this is a great resource for any parent. Just understanding some of the concepts that are presented can be very helpful and eye-opening. I would highly recommend this book to every parent, even the ones that seem to be sailing along fairly smoothly with their kids. There will be bumps in the road with your children and this book can help you understand why those bumps are there. Milan and Kay Yerkovich have written this book in such a way that anyone can understand. It is an easy book to read with plenty of real-life stories to keep you interested. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.