I learned awhile ago that there are 5 love languages. Physical touch, acts of service, gifts, words of affirmation and quality time. It is so important to me to meet the needs of my children and my husband. Most of us offer to others the love languages that we would like to receive. There is no such thing as "I love you all the same." It becomes a lesson in frustration when you don't love others the way they need to be loved.
Joshua enjoys quality time and words of affirmation.
Sarah loves giving and receiving gifts and acts of service.
Nathan needs physical touch and words of affirmation.
Tim I do believe is words of affirmation although it might take until he is 8 to figure that out.
What a joy as a mom to finally know what makes my children feel love from me!!