Published on May 30, 2022 12:00 AM

Understanding the Love Languages of Our Children

The SonRise Project creator Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces therapist Danielle Boucree. Danielle is a clinical social worker with a specialty in family therapy and a mother of three. In this episode, Danielle talks about helping our children to feel more loved. She says when children are young they may be more receptive to love from their parents. However, once they become teenagers all that changes. Yet, she says within the soul of every teenager is the desire to feel connected, accepted and nurtured by their parents. While we may show our love, they don’t always recognize it as such. Danielle believes parents can communicate more effectively by learning to speak our children’s specific love language. She references the five love languages as defined by Dr. Gary Chapman: Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Quality Time, Acts of Service and Gifts. Danielle explains that speaking your teenager’s primary love language does not necessarily mean he or she will not rebel later, however it does mean they will know you love them, which inspires hope and security.

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