So I lied...I am taking a break from all the packing and came across this on another mom's blog. We have studied Carl Jung frequently in education and I find it all fascinating. Go to this website and take the very short quiz to find out your mothering style. Then come back to my page and vote on the poll for which mothering style you are. It will be fun to see the variety.
Here is what I got. While I see myself in most of the mothering styles I think this describes me fairly well. I can switch between "I" and "E" depending on my mood.
“Inside our children, I believe, is a truth that tells them what’s best for them. I am always listening for that truth.”
- Aware, astute, and understanding, the INFP mother is sensitive to her child’s needs, feelings, and perceptions. By observing and listening to the cues of the whole child, she is “tuned in” and naturally develops an intuitive feel for what he or she needs. Responsive and helpful as well, she tends patiently to those needs as they arise.
- The INFP mother is comfortable letting her children follow their own course of development and make their own choices. She offers encouragement and uses her insights to head off trouble and difficult issues.
- The INFP mother takes vicarious pleasure giving her children good experiences and watching them enjoy childhood. She’s happiest creating pleasant, memorable times for the whole family.