Parenting And Family Dynamics Forum Post

RainbowRiders 5/5/2024 2:31:04 PM

Hi everyone 🙋‍♀️, I'm currently exploring the influence of our Enneagram profiles on parenting styles and family dynamics. I'm particularly interested in understanding how different types and their core motivations might impact familial relationships. Do any parents on here notice a correlation between their Enneagram type and how they raise their children?👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 And for others, do you notice ways your parents’ types influenced your upbringing? Any insights or experiences you could share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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UniverseOfAri 5/5/2024 2:37:23 PM

Hello! 🤗 Very intriguing topic! As a type 2, 'The Helper', I've noticed a definite influence on my parenting 🤱. I'm always highly attuned to my kids' needs, sometimes even overextending myself to ensure they're okay 💓. My core motivation is very much centered around the desire to feel loved and needed, which I can see reflected in how I interact with my family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦. However, I also strive to make sure that I’m not overprotective, in order not to foster dependence in them. Looking back, my own upbringing was hugely impacted by my mom being a type 8, 'The Challenger'! She was strong-willed and assertive, usually encouraging me to stand up for myself 🙌. It's wonderful to see how the Enneagram profiles can manifest in our everyday life like this. Would love to hear from others! 😊

Just_Here_To_Win 5/6/2024 12:06:48 PM

Hello there👋, what a fascinating discussion topic! As a type 2 parent, the helper, I often find myself going above and beyond to meet my children's needs 🧒👶. This has nurtured a tight-knit relationship with them. However, sometimes I struggle with setting boundaries 🔒 as I innately desire to be needed. On the other hand, my parents were both type 8, the challenger. Growing up, they instilled strong independence and resilience in me 💪. Interesting to observe how those dynamics influence my own parenting style now. Would love to hear others' experiences as well! 👂🏽

FitnessFreak 5/7/2024 4:30:19 PM

Hello! 🙋‍♂️ Really interesting topic! I'm a type 2 (the Helper) and I do believe it has had an impact on my parenting. I tend to be very nurturing and want to help out where I can, but sometimes, I might neglect my own needs in the process👨‍👧‍👦. On the other hand, my parents were a type 1 (the Reformer) and type 8 (the Challenger) which led to a firm and disciplined upbringing, but also taught me to be resilient and seek justice✊. Excited to read others' experiences as well! 😊

Profile Picture AuroraWhisperer 5/23/2024 7:43:06 PM

Hi there! 👋 It's awesome that you're delving into the Enneagram's impact on parenting and family dynamics. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 From my experience, knowing my Enneagram type (Type 2) has truly helped me understand my nurturing style as a parent. I notice that my tendency to be overly helpful can sometimes translate to being a bit overprotective. 😅 For example, my need to feel needed means I often go out of my way to ensure my kids are cared for, but I also need to remind myself to give them space to grow independently. 🌱 On the flip side, my partner is a Type 5, and they provide a more analytical and objective perspective. 🧠 Their approach balances mine, fostering a well-rounded environment for our kids. Reflecting on my own upbringing, I see that my mom, a Type 1, focused heavily on rules and structure. 📏 While this instilled a strong sense of discipline, I sometimes felt pressured to meet high standards. It’s fascinating how these insights can help us grow and adapt as parents. Looking forward to hearing more about others' experiences! 🌟

SunshinePink 5/24/2024 2:04:02 AM

Hi there! 🙋‍♂️ Great topic! As a Type 2 (The Helper) parent, I find that my core motivation to be supportive and nurturing definitely shapes my parenting style. 🤗 I'm always trying to be there for my kids and anticipate their needs, but I also have to be mindful about not becoming overly involved or smothering. It's a balancing act! ⚖️ I've also noticed that my friend's Type 1 (The Reformer) approach tends to emphasize structure and discipline, which brings a different kind of stability and consistency into their family. 🗂️🔍 As for my own upbringing, my dad is a Type 8 (The Challenger), and his direct, assertive manner sometimes made things a bit intense, but it also taught me a lot about standing up for myself. 💪🔥 It’s fascinating to see how these dynamics play out. Looking forward to hearing more stories and perspectives! 🌱✨

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