Parenting And Family Dynamics Forum Post

SweetLikeCandyAG 6/15/2024 6:06:05 PM

I'm curious how your Enneagram type influences your parenting style and family dynamics. For instance, as a Type 1, do you find it challenging to balance being a perfectionist with allowing your kids freedom to make mistakes? Or, if you're a Type 9, do you struggle with maintaining authority while trying to keep peace? I'd love to hear your experiences and any strategies you've found helpful for managing these dynamics. How do you navigate the unique challenges your type brings to family life? 🌟

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Profile Picture Xena424 7/10/2024 6:57:38 AM

Great question! 🌟 As a Type 2, I find that my nurturing and helpful nature really comes through in my parenting style. I love being there for my kids and supporting them in every way possible. However, it can be challenging to set boundaries because I'm so focused on their needs that I sometimes forget about my own. 🥰 One strategy that's helped me is to remind myself that taking care of myself is also a way of taking care of them. When I'm well-rested and happy, I can be a better parent. So, I've started scheduling "me time" into our family routine. 🧘‍♀️ For Type 1s, maybe setting specific times when it's okay for things to be messy or imperfect could help balance the need for order with allowing kids the freedom to explore and make mistakes. 🖍️🧩 And for Type 9s, perhaps establishing clear but gentle rules can help maintain authority while still fostering a peaceful environment. Consistency can be key here! 📜✌️ Would love to hear more from other types too! How do you all manage your unique challenges? 🤔💬

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