November 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – November 25, 2023 @ 1:30 pm Australia/Sydney
An online Type and Parenting course presented by acclaimed type and parenting educator and coach, Sue Blair, in partnership with AusAPT. Learn strategies for parenting and meeting the needs of both parent and child through the lens of psychological type.
Dates & times: Four x 90 minute sessions each week in November, 2023.
Saturday 4, 11, 18 & 25 November 12 noon to 1:30pm AEST/Sydney time – see below for further details including time in other times zones.
Meeting the needs of parent and child – how is this possible?
AUSAPT is delighted to offer a 4-week program on parenting. Sue Blair will lead you through a fascinating exploration of how Type influences everyday distractions, dilemmas and dramas. How can everyone in a family get their needs met? What shifts can be made to facilitate a positive and rewarding family life? How can you set yourself up to succeed?
This is a valuable opportunity for a small group of parents who are united in wanting to do the best for their children. There is so much that can be done to enhance the parenting experience and improve outcomes for the people we care about the most.
You will learn, laugh and leave enlightened!!!
Session Focus and Dates:
This course will be delivered over 4 online sessions on Saturdays in November, 2023 – each 90 minutes long.
All sessions are Saturday 12 noon AEDT Sydney/Melbourne. This is 11am Brisbane, 9am, Perth, 10am JT Tokyo, 2pm NZDT or check your local time for the the first session on 4 November, noting that in the US, Canada and other parts of the world, this will be the evening before or very early AM in the UK/Europe.
|Meeting the needs of Extraverts and Introverts
|Meeting the needs of Sensing and Intuiting
|Meeting the needs of Thinking and Feeling
|Putting it all together – understanding our stress triggers
Session 1: Meeting the needs of Extraverts and Introverts
This session briefly reviews these preferences and then looks more deeply into what it means within the family group. Every family has a different combination and most families need to be bi-lingual in both styles so that the needs of each person can be met. What problems can occur? What happens when parent and child differ? What happens when they are the same? It’s not as obvious as you may think. Being able to adapt is essential. Parents – please remember – you must have your needs met too!
Session 2: Meeting the needs of Sensing and Intuiting
This session looks beyond the usual analysis of Sensing and Intuiting to a new perspective when looking at these functions in combination with the Judging and Perceiving functions. i.e. SJ, SP, NJ and NP. This opens up a whole new vista of diversity. We often don’t realise our natural bias when parenting. Nor do we understand what it feels like to perceive in a different way. We will explore how to spot these differences in your child, how to experience them for yourself and how to understand what’s going on so that, as parents, you can set yourself up to succeed.
Session 3: Meeting the needs of Thinking and Feeling
When it comes to ‘care and support’, which is typically thought to be in the ‘Feeling’ domain, ‘Thinkers’ have very different needs and offer a very different quality of support. This is often misunderstood by the ‘Feelers’. Seeing as parenting is very connected to offering care and support, I think it is a good lens to explore. It can also be a key issue when co-parenting if you are opposite on this dichotomy. As in session two, we will do a deeper dive into how Thinking and Feeling combines with the Judging and Perceiving preferences. This will reveal significant differences which, if understood, can lead to a great deal more harmony in the home.
Session 4: Putting it all together – understanding our stress triggers
Everyone attending will have a different combination of personalities. No two homes are the same! We will take a look at these combinations and see what can be done to make your home life calmer, less stressed and more satisfying. Parenting is the most important role you have in this world. Taking the time to really ‘see’ each of your children and adapt to their needs is your gift to them. Meanwhile, they also need to know that their parents have needs too. At the end of day it would be great if your children say “I was well parented by imperfect parents”. We will never get it perfectly right, but we can feel so much better about it when we absolutely know we did our best. Myers-Briggs gives us the opportunity to understand who we are parenting through the personality type lens. It’s not all you need to know but, my goodness, it’s an enormous help!
About Sue Blair
Sue has been working with psychological type for over 20 years and is well known to many at AusAPT. She is an author, coach, educator, presenter and keynote speaker. She has taught parenting skills for over 16 years and has been running individual workshops and coaching programmes for The Parenting Place in NZ. Sue has raised two exceptionally different children, now young adults, who have taught her the extraordinary value of parenting with personality diversity at the forefront of the mind. She is committed to, (possibly obsessed by!) helping parents with children of all ages to embrace this knowledge and use it wisely.
Sue is the recipient of the APTi 2015 Gordon Lawrence Award. This award recognises an outstanding achievement to the field of education that promotes the constructive use of psychological type. Sue is the Director at Personality Dynamics Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand.
How to book your place:
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