Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#42: How Your Enneagram Type Affects Parenting
with Rochelle Bridges
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
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.
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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