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Overview Using her expertise in presenting the Enneagram in an accessible way, Wagele presents an encouraging and fun look at how the Enneagram can help parents work with children's personality traits and behavioral patterns in a more effective and creative manner.
Elizabeth Wagele, coauthor of The Enneagram Made Easy and Are You My Type, Am I Yours?, offers the first practical guidebook for parents -- packed with her delightful cartoons -- on how the Enneagram can help to understand and work with children's personality traits and behavioral patterns more effectively and creatively. Using her expertise in making the Enneagram accessible through simple text and zany, informative cartoons, Wagele shows parents how to be flexible and compassionate, willing and eager to recognize the unique potential of every child and to respond to and nurture each child appropriately.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 1997
ISBN 0062514555 ISBN13 9780062514554 UPC 099455014007
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More About Elizabeth Wagele
Elizabeth Wagele is the well-known author and cartoonist of three Enneagram books. She is a frequent contributor to "The Enneagram Monthly" and advises parents on Clarence Thompson's Enneagram web site. She has also written movie reviews. A trained musician, her performance of a sonata movement from her origianl work can be heard in the movie, "The Theory of the Leisure Class." Even though she is an introvert, she enjoys playing requests, "Name That Tune," and improvising at parties. She claims that this is much easier for her than making small talk. Playing in a jazz trio helped put her through college. Elizabeth lives with her husband, Gus, in their Berkeley house where they raised their four children.
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Disappointing Sep 10, 2002
This is a very simplistic rendition of the theory of the enneagram meant to be specifically for understanding children. If you're looking for simplicity you'll enjoy its brevity and the often humorous cartoon drawings of various "types" of kids and their responses to everyday situations throughout the book. If you have any knowledge of the enneagram already you're more likely to find it dull. There is very little detail, and the descriptions of types are rather perfunctory. There is no discussion of how a particular type of parent might interact with a particular type of child.
Each type gets its own chapter with a ten question quiz suggesting whether or now your child might be this type, followed by several pages of illustrative cartoons, and then a few pages discussing the "common problems" of each child. The "problems" display the author's view of child raising: no. 1 is "getting to school on time", 2 is "study habits" and 3 is "manners".
I would recommend getting a decent general book about the enneagram, and/or a decent parenting book instead.
Concise Yet Thorough and Thoroughly Engaging Reference Book May 17, 2002
I am a psychiatrist, but all of us who are trying to be good parents tend to try to treat our children like we wish we had been treated: in my case I have a natural tendency to try to provide my children with as many stimulating opportunities as possible. But I am a 7 in the Enneagram system and my children are not! So it is a constant reminder for me that my little 9 daughter would rather cuddle than go to theme parks, while my little 8 daughter wants more and more action! Elizaeth has written a fabulous, concise, book reminding us of the interactions between parents of one type and children of another. A book that is both essential and ahead of its time.
It was an eye-opener to see kids from "their" point of view! Dec 3, 1998
With great wit, humor and gentle humanness, Elizabeth invites us to explore the inner worlds of our children. If you have kids, know kids or teach kids, don't miss it! L.Forget