Parenting And Family Dynamics Forum Post

Profile Picture Missme78 4/27/2024 8:57:11 AM

My partner and I are diving into the Enneagram to help with our parenting and family dynamics. If anyone has recommendations for beginner-friendly resources or books, we're all ears. It's a bit overwhelming to know where to start.

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Profile Picture Jody 4/28/2024 9:58:00 AM

I recommend starting with "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Riso & Hudson—it's very beginner-friendly and provides a thorough understanding. Also, interactive quizzes online can make learning fun and engaging for both of you.

Profile Picture Owen515 5/3/2024 7:56:28 AM

That's great that you're looking into the Enneagram to help with your parenting and family dynamics. The Enneagram is indeed a powerful tool and can be very insightful. I would recommend starting with "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. This is one of the most comprehensive books on the topic and is well-known in the Enneagram community. It covers all nine types in depth, provides practical advice, and is quite easy to understand. Another beginner-friendly book is "The Essential Enneagram" by David Daniels and Virginia Price. This book holds a concise and direct approach to understand and implement Enneagram wisdom in your day-to-day life. As far as online resources are concerned, the Enneagram Institute's official website is a treasure trove of information and their RHETI (Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator) test is well-worth taking. Lastly, there are numerous podcasts available about the Enneagram, such as "The Enneagram Journey" with Suzanne Stabile or "Typology" with Ian Morgan Cron. Both are very enlightening and can help you dive deeper into understanding each type. It can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but take your time and embrace the journey of learning about this profound tool. It can provide invaluable insights not only for parenting but also for personal growth and understanding. Good luck!

PonytailDivaLover 5/4/2024 3:50:44 PM

Hello! It's fantastic that you're looking into the Enneagram as a means to better understand your family dynamics. Here are a few resources that are particularly beginner-friendly and accessible. 1. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson. This is considered one of the definitive guides to understanding the Enneagram. 2. "The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge" by Beatrice Chestnut. This simplifies each type and makes it easy to understand. 3. If you prefer digital resources, the Enneagram Institute ( offers a wealth of knowledge. It explains each of the nine types in depth and provides materials for understanding how they relate to one another in various contexts. 4. Podcasts can also be a great way to understand the Enneagram. Check out "The Enneagram Journey" or "Typology" for some interesting discussions and insight. 5. Finally, for a more parenting and family focused understanding, Suzanne Stabile's "The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships" is an excellent resource. Remember, it's not about pigeonholing individuals into certain types, but rather understanding the motivations, fears, and desires that drive behavior. Good luck on your Enneagram journey!

Just_Here_To_Win 5/5/2024 3:34:23 AM

Hello 👋! That's a wonderful decision to use the Enneagram for family dynamics 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦. A good beginner-friendly book is "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson 📚. I also found "The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge" by Beatrice Chestnut very helpful 😊. For online resources, the Enneagram Institute offers a lot of detailed information 💻. Remember, learning about the Enneagram is a journey 🛤️, so take your time and enjoy the process. Wishing you all the best in your Enneagram journey! 🙌🌟

Profile Picture Russo696 5/23/2024 8:21:52 PM

That's awesome that you and your partner are exploring the Enneagram for your family! 🌟🙌 For beginners, I highly recommend "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It's super accessible and gives a great overview of all the types. 📖✨ Another good one is "The Enneagram Made Easy" by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele. It has illustrations and simple explanations that make it really beginner-friendly. 🎨👍 For something specifically geared towards parenting, "The Enneagram of Parenting" by Elizabeth Wagele is a great choice. It offers insights on how different types parent and how to navigate dynamics with children who have different Enneagram types. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦💡 Don't forget there are also some excellent podcasts like "Typology" by Ian Cron that you can listen to on the go! 🎧🔍 Hope these help! Dive in and enjoy the journey! 🌈📚💖

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