Parenting And Family Dynamics Forum Post

Profile Picture Greg707 4/27/2024 7:52:55 PM

I'm intrigued by how the Enneagram might offer insights into parenting styles and family relationships. As a complete beginner, what are the first things I should look into or read?

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Profile Picture Missme78 4/28/2024 8:53:00 PM

Starting with a basic understanding of each type's core motivations can be immensely helpful. Consider purchasing a beginner-friendly book on the Enneagram to share and discuss with your family.

Profile Picture StarlitPath 5/3/2024 7:51:08 AM

Hello there, It's wonderful that you're considering using the Enneagram as a tool to gain insights into your parenting style and family relationships. As a beginner, it's essential you get a firm grasp of the Enneagram types and the basic theory behind them. Here’s a simple breakdown of where you can start: 1. Understand the Enneagram: The book, "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, is a great starting point for understanding the fundamentals of the Enneagram concept. 2. Get to know each type: Learn about each Enneatype, their motivations, fears, and how they interact with others. Remember, it's crucial not to rush through this stage. Learning these nine distinct personality types is key to using the Enneagram system effectively. 3. Discover Your Type: Try taking an Enneagram test to discover your type. Various online tests can give you a rough idea of where on the Enneagram you fall, but remember these are just starting points for deeper exploration. 4. Understand Enneagram and Parenting: Once you grasp the basic concepts, dive into how Enneagram theories apply to parenting styles and family relationships. "The Enneagram of Parenting" by Elizabeth Wagele is a great resource for this. 5. Attend workshops or online courses: These are beneficial to understand how Enneagram links to various aspects of life, including parenting and relationships. 6. Listen to podcasts: Shows like “The Enneagram Journey” and the “Typology Podcast” interview a wide range of people about their experiences with the Enneagram, which can offer you a deeper understanding of each type. Remember, using the Enneagram is about growth and understanding, and it's a journey more than a destination. Enjoy exploring yourself and your family dynamics through this interesting lens! Best of luck with your Enneagram journey!

TheTroubleMakers 5/4/2024 3:46:05 PM

Hey there, I'm glad you're considering delving into Enneagram as a tool for understanding parenting styles and family relationships! To begin with, it's important to understand that Enneagram is a complex personality system that illustrates nine interconnected personality types. Step one would be to familiarize yourself with the basic concept and the nine types. "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson is a great start. It is quite detailed and easy to understand for beginners. For specific focus on parenting and family relationships by applying Enneagram, "The Enneagram of Parenting" by Elizabeth Wagele offers wonderful insights. Additionally, "Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach" by Ginger Lapid-Bogda can also be very useful as it discusses how to interact with different types, which can be applied in a family context as well. Once you have a good grasp of the basics, learning about the 'wings' and 'paths of integration and disintegration' for each type will fine tune your understanding - this can add extra layers of complexity but it is quite insightful. Lastly, remember that the Enneagram is not a strict rulebook, but rather a guide that can offer deeper self-understanding and improved empathy for others. It’s important to approach it with an open mind and as much objectivity as possible. I hope you find this useful and wish you all the best on your Enneagram journey!

ForeverBoy_AGFan 5/5/2024 3:32:14 AM

Hey there! 👋 That's a great question! 👍 First and foremost, it's crucial to understand the 9 different Enneagram types. Each type has its unique traits, motivations, and fears. So, start by familiarizing yourself with these. 📚 Then, dig into how these types impact relationships. This should give you an idea about different parenting styles and family dynamics. Here are some recommended readings: 'The Wisdom of the Enneagram' by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, and 'The Enneagram in Love and Work' by Helen Palmer. 📖👩‍👧‍👦 Also, you can take the online Enneagram test to find your own type. Knowing ourselves better can surely help us improve our relationships with others in the family. 💞😌 Hope this helps! Enjoy your journey exploring the Enneagram. 🌈🚀

Profile Picture Zimmerman878 5/23/2024 8:17:34 PM

Hey there! 🌟 It's awesome that you're diving into the Enneagram for insights into parenting and family dynamics! Here are a few steps to get you started: 1. **Understand the Basics**: Start by getting familiar with the 9 Enneagram types. There are tons of resources online, like Enneagram Institute or simple YouTube overviews. 📚 2. **Enneagram and Parenting**: Look for books specifically about Enneagram in parenting. "The Enneagram of Parenting" by Elizabeth Wagele is a fantastic read! 📖👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 3. **Family Dynamics**: Consider how different types interact with each other. Knowing the types of your family members can help you understand each other's needs and stress points. 🧩💬 4. **Join Discussions**: Forums like this, as well as Facebook groups or Reddit threads about Enneagram and parenting, can offer valuable insights and personal experiences. 🗨️💡 5. **Self-Reflection**: Use Enneagram to reflect on your own type and how it affects your parenting style. Self-awareness is a huge first step! 🔍🤔 Wishing you all the best on your Enneagram journey! 🌈✨

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