• Examines each of the 9 Enneagram types as parents, including how to utilize your type’s inherit skills to be a better parent
• Explores each of the 9 types as children and teens, including their positive and more challenging traits, their triggers and fears, and how you can help your child find emotional health and achieve their full potential
• Looks at each of the 81 parent-child type combinations and shows how each combination works at its best as well as what happens under pressure
In this practical guide to better parenting with the Enneagram, certified Enneagram practitioner and experienced parent Ann Gadd explores the 9 Enneagram parenting types and the 9 Enneagram child types, revealing each type’s strengths and challenges, as well as exploring all 81 parent-child type combinations. She offers a quiz to determine your Enneagram type and explains how to discover your child’s type. Examining each of the 9 Enneagram parenting types in detail, Gadd looks at what each parental type wants from their child, how to parent from the highest aspects of your type, and how to utilize your type’s inherent skills to be an even better parent. She explores each of the 9 types as children, preteens, and teens, including their positive and more challenging traits--what drives them, what they fear, what inspires them--and offers suggestions for how you can best relate to and communicate with your child.
Looking at each of the 81 parent-child combinations, Gadd suggests how each combination works at its best as well as what happens under pressure. She reveals how to improve your overall parent-child relationship by recognizing not only your child’s triggers but also your own and how to navigate them, leading to more harmonious relationships and interactions within your family.
Offering an opportunity to understand your child and yourself on a much deeper level, the author’s systematic approach to parenting with the Enneagram reveals why we and our children behave in certain ways, how to release our habits, and how to be fully present as a parent. And being present with our children is the best gift we can give them to help them feel safe, heard, and understood.