Physical touch is one of the five love languages a person can give or receive. An example of a person who loves others through physical touch is a person who is very touchy. Hugs, high-fives, pats on the back, and holding hands can all be signs that a person cares about you. For a person who receives physical touch as love it is important to give it to them, especially with a child. Even before your child displays physical touch as their love language it is important to love them in this way. Touch is a way for a child to connect with the people around them even before they can communicate or understand what is going on.
If you would like to find out more details about this and the other four love languages check out Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages. This book was intended to help couples but the information could be every helpful in every kind of relationship. Also you can find out more information and test for what your love language is at the book’s website. It also has a link for testing children and depending on your child’s type love language info on how to best show them love. Check it out!
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