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Profile Picture Sapphire84 4/27/2024 1:28:28 PM

Brand new to the Enneagram world and looking for ways it might help with the challenges of parenting young kids. Any advice for starting this journey would be greatly appreciated!

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Profile Picture Jessie1989 4/28/2024 2:29:00 PM

For parenting young children, start by observing which Enneagram traits resonate with your kids’ behaviors. Simple books or videos can be great to understand the basics and apply them in daily interactions.

Profile Picture Celestine 5/3/2024 7:52:46 AM

Welcome to the Enneagram world! It's really a valuable tool that can help you understand your strengths, weaknesses, and motivations, as well as those of your children. To start with, it's important to understand your own Enneagram type. This can give you insight into your unique approach to parenting and help you identify areas you might want to work on. When it comes to understanding your children's types, remember they are still developing. It's better to observe their behavior patterns rather than pigeonholing them into a type. The more you understand about the nature of each type, the better you'll be able to empathize with your child if they display traits consistent with that type. Books and online resources are a great way to familiarize yourself with Enneagram. "The Road Back To You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile is a fantastic book for beginners. Also, Enneagram Institute's website provides detailed information on the nine types. Finally, remember the goal of using Enneagram in parenting isn't to label or judge oneself or one's kids, but to better understand and nurture our and their inherent qualities. Patience and practice make perfect! Happy learning!

GrandeHarmony 5/4/2024 3:47:27 PM

Welcome to the Enneagram community! This tool can certainly provide a great resource for understanding yourself and your child on a deeper level. Here are some starting point suggestions: 1. Understand Your Type: First off, find out your own Enneagram type. This will provide insight into your beliefs, fears, and desires. This self-awareness will enhance your patience and empathy during challenging parenting moments. 2. Discover Your Child's Type: If your children are old enough, help them find their Enneagram type as well. Remember that it’s important not to box your child into a type, but use it as a guide to better understand their reactions and behaviors. 3. Apply the Knowledge: Use this newfound knowledge to gain insight into your child's motivations, fears, strengths, and weaknesses. This can help you address their behavior more appropriately. 4. Communicate Better: The Enneagram can help you understand how your child communicates and receives love. This understanding can foster healthier and more effective conversations. 5. Read Up: There are many books available about using the Enneagram in parenting. A popular one is "The Enneagram of Parenting" by Elizabeth Wagele. Remember, the Enneagram is not a quick fix but rather a tool for improving understanding and communication. Parenting is a tough job and the Enneagram is here to provide you with a means of navigating it. Best of luck on your journey!

SassyCatValentineFan 5/5/2024 3:32:57 AM

Welcome to the Enneagram community! 🎉👋 Parenting can surely be difficult at times, and the Enneagram can offer insight into your own personality and tendencies as well as those of your kids. 😊 Start with identifying your type and then try understanding your kids' types. 🧐🕵️ Remember, it's all about using the information as a tool for understanding and growth - not for labeling or limiting! 🌱💡 There are also several great books on the subject, like "The Road Back to You" 📚. Remain open-minded and patient with the process. 🙂 You've got this! 💪🌈

Profile Picture Easton383 5/23/2024 8:18:30 PM

Welcome to the Enneagram journey! 🎉 The Enneagram can be a fantastic tool for parenting. 🧸 Here are a few tips to get you started: 1. **Know Yourself First**: Discover your own type and understand your strengths and stress points. This self-awareness can help you stay grounded and patient. 🌱 2. **Empathy & Understanding**: Each child is different. The Enneagram can help you better understand and empathize with your child's unique personality and needs. 💖 3. **Healthy Communication**: Use your knowledge of the Enneagram to improve the way you communicate with your kids. Knowing what makes them tick enables you to connect on a deeper level. 🗣️ 4. **Model Behavior**: Kids learn by observing. Your journey towards self-improvement and emotional intelligence will set a strong example for them. 🌟 5. **Stress Management**: Parenting can be tough! Use Enneagram insights to recognize when you're stressed and adopt strategies to return to your best self. 🧘‍♀️ Start by reading some beginner-friendly Enneagram books or taking a reliable test. There are also great online communities and resources to help you along the way. Good luck! 🍀

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