#42: How Your Enneagram Type Affects Parenting

by | Nov 7, 2022 | New parent, Parenting, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

how enneagram affects parenting

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#42: How Your Enneagram Type Affects Parenting

with Rochelle Bridges


What’s your Enneagram type? I’m a 9 all the way, straight up. I have all the quirks and characteristics of this Enneagram personality type. I’m also one who works out of the thinking center of expression, with feeling being a close second. The more I learn from people like Rochelle Bridges, the more I understand how my enneagram type affects parenting – with my own kids as well as other parents and children I spend time with. In this episode, you’ll be introduced to why we respond to those temper tantrums differently, why some parents are more able to follow their gut than others and how our center of expression and personality type affects parenting. 
A little about our guest

Rochelle Bridges is a licensed family therapist and Integrated Enneagram Accredited Practitioner. In addition to having a full time counseling practice, she is the mother of four young adults, has a beautiful grandchild and loves to hike. She explains how your center of intelligence affects how you respond to your child in the everyday life of parenting. 

Links to learn more
Contact Rochelle through her website: Friendswood Family Counseling

Rochelle suggests knowing what your personality type is so you can understand yourself and your child better – so you can see how your Enneagram type affect your own parenting.  Here’s a link: Enneagram test

Learn more about Margaret Mahler’s child development research here. 

Rochelle Bridges

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [02:50] What are the three centers of intelligence?
  • [05:20] We are born with a personality type
  • [11:47] Why you and your child have a different experience of the same event
  • [18:30] Why we’re inclined to lean on our thinking center more than other centers
  • [22:47] Descriptions of each personality type on the Enneagram
  • 35:39] Patterns of behavior and typical development

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