This outstanding book addresses how each child expresses and receives love through one of five main "languages" - quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Although children need to be spoken to in each of these love languages, there's one love language that meets their deepest emotional needs and should be used often with them. Once we figure out what our children's primary love language is, we will be able to better understand their personal communication methods. Even though children need to feel love through all five of the love languages, their primary love "tank" must be filled in order for the other languages to be effective.
They also offer excellent suggestions with disciplinary methods that won't affect your child's perceptions of the way they feel loved by their parents.
Bottom line - Even if you've read tons of parenting books, you will truly learn something new from this one - something to increase your relationship with your child.