Know Your Parenting Personality

Know Your Parenting Personality Teleclass

No matter how much we adore our children, there are bound to be parts we’d like to ‘parent’ out of them.

‘Where did my child learn to whine (or rage or be so completely disorganized)?’

‘Why isn’t she more caring, (or less judgmental or more talkative)?’

The Enneagram, which maps out nine different personality patterns and the motivations behind them, can guide us toward new ways of interacting with our kids.  First, we learn our own type.  Next we look at how our type plays out in our lives as parents.

After that, by listening to and observing our children, we begin to get a sense of what personality patterns we recognize in them.  Without necessarily typing them–though some children will be old enough to discover their own types–we can begin to respond to the behaviors and underlying motivations we sense in our children in ways which support their growth and authenticity.

Armed with the wisdom of the Enneagram, you can:

…learn how to respond to your children’s behavior in ways that allow them to stay true to themselves instead of who they think you want them to be.

…begin to understand their motivations, build compassion and reduce frustration.

…learn ways to work with their behaviors rather than against them.

Starting in January 2015, I will offer a 6-week ecourse (with my friend and colleague Courtney Pinkerton) where we look in depth at the nine Enneagram types in children and specific ways parents can respond to and interact with their kids depending on what they observe in them.

To prepare for this six-week class, please join us in November for a 90-minute teleclass where we’ll describe the nine different points of view and help you figure out your parenting personality type.

This class has been pre-recorded and is available to purchase now.



*After you register you will receive details about how to listen to the recording.

Join us even if you know your type.  You are bound to learn something new about yourself and how other personalities see the world.

The Enneagram is a wonderful guide to self-knowledge regardless of age or life stage so feel free to browse other pages like the Enneagram, Blog, Resources

About Nancy + Courtney


Nancy_ bio picNancy Goodman is the founder of A Parent Connection and a licensed clinical social worker and EMDR practitioner. Passionate about helping people find freedom and peace, Nancy is also a mama of two who lives with her family in Denver, CO. You can read more about Nancy and her work at

cropped-UpLevel-Filming.jpgCourtney is the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching, host of the Summer of Meditation Challenge, and publisher of a weekly enewsletter on real-world mindfulness practices (including conscious parenting.) She lives in Oak Cliff, Texas with her husband Richard Amory where they try to keep up with their three young children and remember to water their garden boxes. Courtney can be reached at or you can schedule a complementary clarity session to talk more.

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