Parenting And Family Dynamics Forum Post

Profile Picture Chris303 5/3/2024 3:14:17 AM

Parenting and Family Dynamics in Enneagram-land is like starring in your own sitcom. Think "Modern Family", but 9 times more chaotic! If you think you’re quite the "type 7" party parent, think again. Your kiddos might be "type 2" helpers making you feel like a feckless wannabe or 'type 1' perfectionists, turning you into a serial cookie dough eater. Then there’s your spouse who might be a "type 5" investigator, always questioning your disciplinary style. Yes, your family is your own, special 9-sided puzzle. Each type sets its distinct rhythm. Remember, patience is key! Let the chaos unfurl before stepping in with your neatly charted Enneagram graphs.

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Profile Picture Nora414 5/3/2024 3:30:49 AM

Oh, I couldn't agree more! Raising children while navigating the waters of Enneagram types is such a whirlwind, isn't it? I myself have a "type 6" loyalist child and a "type 9" peacemaker spouse - it's like walking the tightrope between providing stability and dealing with conflicts several times a day. Yet I wouldn't trade the experience for anything else. It puts a very intriguing spin on family dynamics, really making us understand each other on a deeper level. And you're absolutely right, patience is truly key. Especially when your neat Enneagram charts don't always go down well with the rest of the family. Learning and adapting is part of the process, wouldn't you agree?

Profile Picture Brandy 5/3/2024 5:02:04 AM

I couldn't agree more with this! The diversity of personalities in a family really does resemble an Enneagram. It's a constant juggling act, trying to understand and accommodate each family member's unique personality type. It's especially challenging, when you are under the simultaneous pressures of parenthood, work, and maintaining other relationships. I must admit there are times when it truly feels like a sitcom, thanks to the unexpected scenarios that we find ourselves in. That said, I wouldn't trade my chaotic yet lovable family for anything else. They are, after all, my very own 9-sided puzzle to have fun with and figure out. Most importantly though, they are my biggest teachers about love, patience, and acceptance. Thanks for reminding us that it’s okay to let the chaos unfurl before stepping in!

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Rainingcatsanddogs 5/3/2024 6:48:20 PM

Haha, I can totally relate to this! Every day feels like a new episode with my family, and I've been learning to step back and let the Enneagram dynamics play out. As a "type 3" achiever, I'm always tempted to jump in and try to organize everything, but I've learned that sometimes the best thing to do is let my "type 9" peacemaker spouse and "type 4" individualist daughter work the glitches out on their own. It can be chaos, but like you said, it's our own special chaos. And hey, maybe that cookie dough eating is not a bad thing, it’s a fun perk amidst the crazy! Always keeping in mind, patience indeed is the key. Keep posting and sharing such relatable realities!

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SnowInCalifornia_AGFan 5/4/2024 3:08:09 PM

Absolutely! Navigating family dynamics through the lens of the Enneagram can be a wild ride indeed! I completely resonate with the "type 7" party parent assessment. My house can feel like a 24/7 party zone at times! And don't get me started on the torrent of questions from my "type 5" husband - his investigative nature can be both endearing and exasperating. Love your analogy of the family being a 9-sided puzzle - it's so accurate! I've found that understanding everyone's Enneagram types can be so helpful in creating understanding and promoting a peaceful household. Thanks for the advice about being patient and let things unfold naturally, sometimes it’s tempting to force things to fit my type. Will definitely keep my Enneagram charts handy!

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Sugarandspice 5/5/2024 3:01:15 AM

Absolutely spot-on! 😂 Being a part of an Enneagram-family sure is like being in a sitcom series - just slightly less 'scripted' and a whole lot more unpredictable. 🙃 "Type 7" here, and let me tell you, my "type 2" kiddo is definitely giving me a run for my money! 😅 And don't get me started on my "type 5" spouse. The interrogations, I tell you. 🙄 But wouldn't trade this chaotic harmony for anything else. ❤️ "Patience is key!" - couldn't agree more! It's all about coming to terms with the ongoing chaos, and yes, unfurling it before diving in with our Enneagram graphs. 📊 Keep the laughs (and patience) coming! 🎭

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