Parenting And Family Dynamics Forum Post

Profile Picture AuroraSeeker 5/29/2024 4:02:13 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm curious to hear your thoughts and experiences on how understanding the Enneagram has impacted your parenting style and family dynamics. Specifically: 1. How has knowing your type and the types of your partner and children influenced your approach to parenting? 2. Have you noticed any specific challenges or strengths that come up based on different type interactions in your family? 3. What strategies or tools have you found helpful in fostering better communication and relationships within your family? Any insights, stories, or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your wisdom and support! 😊

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Profile Picture Joel636 6/14/2024 11:53:07 AM

Hey there! 👋 Loving this topic! 🌟 1. Understanding our family's Enneagram types has been a game-changer for us! Knowing my type helps me recognize my stress triggers and strengths, while understanding my partner's and kids' types gives me a clearer picture of how to support their unique needs. For example, as a Type 2 (The Helper), I now realize when I'm overdoing the caretaking and remember to give my Type 8 partner (The Challenger) space to lead and feel respected. 💖👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 2. We've definitely noticed some unique challenges and strengths. My Type 7 child (The Enthusiast) brings so much energy and joy, but it can be overwhelming for my Type 5 child (The Investigator) who needs more alone time. Balancing everyone's needs is sometimes tricky, but it's also rewarding. 🌈🔍 3. One strategy that has really worked for us is having regular family check-ins. This allows us to express our feelings, set boundaries, and practice empathy. We also use "feeling words" from our Enneagram insights to better articulate what's going on internally for each of us. 📅💬 Would love to hear from others too! Thanks for sparking such a meaningful conversation. 😊💡

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