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Quarantined Tips for the Temperaments

Quarantined Tips for the Temperaments We are living in unprecedented times! I am amazed every day as I read neighborhood chats and social media posts by the wide variety of reactions people are having to everything regarding COVID 19. "I am absolutely loving having my family around me, keeping them safe and providing for them."…

Restoring Faded Patio Cushions with the Kids

Now that my kids are 15 and 17, I can't exactly enroll them in vacation bible school or cooking camp like I used to! They work jobs, but they are usually home during the day and gone in the evening. This was a fun project we all enjoyed because we got an old patio set off…

Are Screens Hurting Our Kids’ Vision?

Are Screens Making us Blind?   If you cross your eyes for too long, they will not get stuck that way and staring at screens will not make you blind, but it may have a very adverse effect. A recent study from the Journal of Experimental Eye Research showed that children under the age of…

Are Screens Hurting Your Child’s Eyes?

Are Screens Making us Blind?   If you cross your eyes for too long, they will not get stuck that way and staring at screens will not make you blind, but it may have a very adverse effect. A recent study from the Journal of Experimental Eye Research showed that children under the age of…

Why Kids Lie and How to Handle It

Why Kids Lie and How to Handle It. We’ve all experienced it. That moment when our innocent and obedient child looks us square in the eye and lies to us for the first time. I remember it well. I was snuggled next to my twelve-year-old daughter, Jordan, watching Frozen for the fifty seventh time. Suddenly,…

Volunteer With the Whole Family

Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities for Families this Summer by Wendy Gossett, MA,Ed. Although going to the swimming pool is fun, there are only so many days even the most amphibious kid can handle. When my kids were in the third and fourth grade, I decided to take a break from all the sunscreen slathering and introduce…

What Your Child’s Behavior is Saying 

There are five universal negative behaviors that all personality types can exhibit: disobedience, aggression, high sensitivity, inattentiveness or hyperactivity. It is easy to see bad behavior in our kids, but it’s not as easy to see is the motivation behind that behavior. We may think we know, but our perspective may be biased based on…

What is Your Fuel? ESFJ or ENFJ: Electric Powered Commuter Train

Dominant-ENFJ, ESFJ Secondary-INFJ, ISFJ (Judging) An electric commuter train is powered by the electrical current received through making contact with a power source. For Extraverted feelers or Harmonizers that power source is human interaction. Electric commuter trains are ideal for serving hundreds of people. All Fe types are propelled to help others, although SJ’s prefer helping in…

Parenting Lessons from “This is Us”

Parenting Lessons from "This is Us" based on each character’s Myer’s Briggs type, according to family temperament specialist, Wendy Gossett. Jack’s death in the Season Two finale of This is Us, brought many tears, but Milo Ventimiglia who plays the role encourages viewers that “there is still a lot of life left in Jack!” In…

Creativity and the NF

Many types are out of the box thinkers and extremely creative. I am amazed when an artist can paint something they dreamed up in their head or write a song that can move me to tears. I am ENFJ and although I am not as good at creating something from nothing,  I would still say that…

Questions About Thinking Types and Faith

Hi Wendy, As spiritual formation pastor, I have been pondering personality and a question on how personality types who are high "Thinkers" experience loving God. Do thinkers love God, or people, with a love that is more mind-oriented and much less heart-oriented? As a high Feeler, I have a hard time entering into a high…

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