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Know Your Parenting Personality


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Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Discovering Your Parenting Personality:What's Your Type? 2. The Helper: Meeting the Needs of Others. 3. The Organizer: Loving through Doing. 4. The Dreamer: Connection Is Everything. 5. The Observer: Let's Step Back and See. 6. The Questioner: "Be Prepared"--That'sMy Motto. 7. The Entertainer: Let's Have Fun!Let's Play! 8. The Protector: I Am Your Sanctuary: NothingThreatens You Here. 9. The Peacekeeper: Living Life through Others. 10. The Moralizer: Always Striving forPerfection. Epilogue: Taking the Next Step. Appendix: History, Research, and Theory onPersonality Studies. References. Topics for Discussion. Index.

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JANET LEVINE, international Enneagram authority and author, has written for publications such as the New York Times Magazine and the Boston Globe. Her previous books include The Enneagram Intelligences: Understanding Personality for Effective Teaching and Learning. Levine is the founder and first president of a professional association of Enneagram teachers.


Know Your Parenting Personality: How to Use the Enneagram toBecome the Best Parent You Can Be is a powerful new book onparenting by author and educator Janet Levine. In this book Levineapplies The Enneagram, a popular system of personality mapping, toparenting. The book is geared towards book clubs and discussiongroups and includes a discussion guide. "...An interesting concept, well presented with lotsof practical advice and case studies..." (Junior, July2003)Janet Levine's newest book is to this generation of parents whatHaim Ginott's "Between Parent and Child" was to the '60s and ThomasGordon's "Parent Effectiveness Training" was to the '70s. This bookaddresses people who have the most motivation to bring aboutchange: parents. They will find effective action strategies topromote greater understanding, compassion and self-esteem for bothparent and child. I highly recommend this book to allparents. --Sammylane Wirth, PH.D Family Therapist, ParentEducator Janet Levine has written a wonderful book. She has translatedand applied the material on personality typology in a manner whichis cogent, accessible and engaging for both clinicians and parents.This is an extremely valuable resource for everyone who seeks tounderstand parent-child interaction, and will help many individualsbecome more empathic toward themselves and the ones theylove. --Joseph G. Schaller, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist;Director, The Postgraduate Center, and Adjunct Assistant Professor,The Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, WidenerUniversity;Private Practice with Children and Adults Janet Levine's revolutionary and valuable new book directsreaders to specific action programs to make lasting improvementswithin their family dynamics. It is clearly written, helpful andempowering; a must read for all parents, would-be parents, andprofessionals who work with parents. --Sarah M. Drennan, Ph.D Licensed ClinicalPsychologist, and psychotherapist in private practice

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