The 9 Enneagram Personality Types as Children’s Books Series: Type 4 as Where The Wild Things Are

Enneagram Type 4: The Individualist = Where The Wild Things Are


Type 4: “The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental” as defined by the Enneagram Institute


One of the most beloved, and uniquely illustrated, of all children’s books is the only choice to represent the enigmatic and fascinating 4! Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, tells the story of Max. Max is a young boy who gets into trouble and is sent to bed without supper. He retreats to his imagination to regain control of his emotions by creating a world in which he rules. The Individualist’s basic fear is to have no identity or personal significance. This story is all about Max confirming and maintaining his identity; even the boat he takes to the land where the wild things are has his name painted on the side. Once he reaches the shores of his imaginary place he conquers his feelings(wild things) of otherness, frustration, loneliness, even rage, and becomes king of all wild things(ruler of his emotions).

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The 9 Enneagram Personality Types as Children’s Books Series: Type 3 as The Little Engine That Could

Enneagram Type 3: The Achiever as The Little Engine That Could


Type 3: “The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious” as defined by the Enneagram Institute.


If Twos are considered the “givers”, Threes would definitely be characterized as “the doers”. And what better literary example of strive, drive, and positivity, than The Little Engine That Could? In this classic children’s book, retold by Watty Piper and illustrated by George & Doris Hauman, a happy train filled with toys, treats and good food to eat stalls on its way up and over the mountain. On the other side of the mountain are good little children waiting, who will come to the happy train’s rescue?

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The 9 Enneagram Personality Types as Children’s Books Series: Type 2 as The Giving Tree

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Enneagram Type 2: The Helper = The Giving Tree

Type 2: “The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive,” as defined by the Enneagram Institute. Read the rest of this entry »


The 9 Enneagram Personality Types as Children’s Books Series: Type 1 as The Good Egg

 

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Enneagram Type 1: The Reformer= The Good Egg

Type 1: “The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic”, as defined by the Enneagram Institute. Read the rest of this entry »


Magical Product Highlight : SLEEP SACK 

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      This dreamy item is at the top of my recommended products list for all of my sleep training clientele! It not only aids in infant sleep training by providing temperature regulation, a sense of security, and an indicator that sleep is soon, but precludes other issues that can arise as baby becomes toddler. The toddler debacles of crib-jumping, diaper removal(TRUST ME- you do not want to experience this!), and limbs stuck in crib bars are never a worry.  Toddler already proficient with zippers? Simple solution! Have him/her wear it backwards!  Here in Texas I recommend muslin year round, but if y’all are in cold climate areas, fleece options are available as well!

A GOOD PLACE TO START SERIES: Last Stop On Market Street

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🚎 A GOOD PLACE TO START SERIES 🚎 returns with Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt De La Peña,  illustrated by Christian Robinson. This vibrant story chronicles a (Sun)day in the life of CJ and his Nana. We follow them from church, to their bus ride with old friends, and new friends, to volunteering at a soup kitchen. All along the way CJ asks questions to which his Nana gives real, honest, good humored answers. All too often parents/caregivers are too rushed or stressed to see children’s questions as an opportunity for conversations. Nana does NOT miss an opportunity to offer insight and imagination to her grandson. I love that, y’all.

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A GOOD PLACE TO START SERIES: The Wonderful Things You Will Be

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     Today’s book, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, is another beautiful and whimsical children’s book by Emily Winfield Martin. It is such a special addition to any child’s library, and one that brings most parents to tears(or is that just me?). The Wonderful Things You Will Be follows children from infancy to school age as they grow, learn, create, help, perform, & step into their own. As always, Martin includes a diverse cast of kiddo characters, all working together while discovering individuality.

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A GOOD PLACE TO START SERIES: Martin Luther King Jr.

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Today’s book is another from the Little People Big Dreams collection. This one chronicles the life, and work, of Martin Luther King Jr. written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Mai Ly Degnan . Read the rest of this entry »


A GOOD PLACE TO START SERIES: God’s Dream

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Our next book’s author received the Nobel Peace Prize! Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a champion of justice, equality, and peace. His book, God’s Dream, is a spiritual reminder of celebrating our differences, including race and religion, and letting our common bonds be love and forgiveness. Read the rest of this entry »


A GOOD PLACE TO START SERIES: HOME

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     I bought this book for my kiddo as a St. Patrick’s Day treat; considering we were already in quarantine by then, my timing was (accidentally) perfect! With so much more time spent staying home because of COVID-19, Home, by Carson Ellis, is more relevant than ever! The dwellings range from rural to urban, intricate to imaginary, moving through time and space! The cast of characters are from all different places and all different races. Home illustrates the differences in people’s homes, while emphasizing the ways each one is special!

 

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