|About the Book|
Family Types: A Guide to Better Parenting with Personality Types is a catalog of 57 different personality types, or archetypes, in children. It includes a description of each type, the best and the most challenging attributes, and advice to helpMoreFamily Types: A Guide to Better Parenting with Personality Types is a catalog of 57 different personality types, or archetypes, in children. It includes a description of each type, the best and the most challenging attributes, and advice to help parents bring out the best in their child.This award-winning book is based on over ten years of studying archetypes, recording the behaviors that come with each one, and discovering the most effective way to handle the challenges. Once parents learn the true meaning behind their childs challenging behavior, the relationship is immediately transformed into a happier and more peaceful existence.Family Types takes the parent on a treasure hunt to discover what types each child was born with. Armed with that insight, the parent can create a new response to the most challenging behaviors. Instead of trying to make the child fit into a mold, or follow a one-size-fits-all approach, the parent can see the deeper meaning behind the childs behavior, and set up their life to fulfill that purpose.For example:• The child that desires material possessions may simply have a need to feel loved, and giving to others is a healthier way to fulfill that need.• The bossy child often has leadership abilities, but he just hasnt developed the skills yet to lead in a healthy way.• The child known as the Class Clown can spot hypocrisy anywhere, and will do whatever it takes to expose it.• The child that seems quiet and lonely may have a Hermit type that needs to be alone at times to re-energize herself.Why do some parents and children seem to constantly butt heads? Often, its because they dont truly understand each other. Now parents can shift a high-conflict or troublesome relationship with their child into one that creates mutual respect and calm.What Family Types brings to the parent is a personalized strategy for each type. Once a parent discovers the types of her child, the individual plan is created. Its a simple, yet concise, plan that is naturally implemented. Easing personality conflicts requires only a change in perspective and a plan for a different response when the challenges arise. Very quickly the parent-child conflicts switch from tug-o-war to being on the same team.In May 2013 just one month after publication, Family Types won an IPPY Silver Award in Psychology and Mental Health. It was also listed as an Independent Publishing Notable for 2013.Family Types is like no other parenting book because once a child is seen, understood and accepted for exactly who they are, they feel loved. And that is transformational.