Episode 82: The Enneagram and Parenting [Replay]


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As parents, we try to offer our children the best of who we are. But often, we are coaching our children to be like us—to think like us, feel like us, and to be the better version of our type.

In this episode, Beth and Jeff explain how the Enneagram helped them parent from a non-anxious presence. By attuning their hearts to how God uniquely created their children, they became better observers. They learned to ask questions that gauged their children's hearts and not just their behavior.

Parenting is never easy, but the Enneagram (seen through the lens of the Gospel) can help you navigate the rough terrain.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Why you should resist typing your children
  • How Beth and Jeff learned their children’s types
  • Parenting out of our stories
  • Guiding principles in using the Enneagram in parenting
  • Teaching our children emotional intelligence
  • Insight into parenting a 2 and a 6
  • Stop fighting with your spouse about parenting and get on the same page
  • Pastoral implications in parenting with the Enneagram

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Music by Sleeping at Last

Edited and Produced by Angie Elkins Media