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Family Types, A Guide to Better Parenting Using Personality Types [Kindle Edition]

Selah Cambias
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Book Description

Family Types: A Guide to Better Parenting with Personality Types is a catalog of 57 different personality types, or archetypes, in children. It includes a description of each type, the best and the most challenging attributes, and advice to help parents bring out the best in their child.

This award-winning book is based on over ten years of studying archetypes, recording the behaviors that come with each one, and discovering the most effective way to handle the challenges. Once parents learn the true meaning behind their child's challenging behavior, the relationship is immediately transformed into a happier and more peaceful existence.

Family Types takes the parent on a treasure hunt to discover what types each child was born with. Armed with that insight, the parent can create a new response to the most challenging behaviors. Instead of trying to make the child fit into a mold, or follow a one-size-fits-all approach, the parent can see the deeper meaning behind the child's behavior, and set up their life to fulfill that purpose.
For example:
• The child that desires material possessions may simply have a need to feel loved, and giving to others is a healthier way to fulfill that need.
• The bossy child often has leadership abilities, but he just hasn't developed the skills yet to lead in a healthy way.
• The child known as the "Class Clown" can spot hypocrisy anywhere, and will do whatever it takes to expose it.
• The child that seems quiet and lonely may have a Hermit type that needs to be alone at times to re-energize herself.
Why do some parents and children seem to constantly butt heads? Often, it's because they don't truly understand each other. Now parents can shift a high-conflict or troublesome relationship with their child into one that creates mutual respect and calm.

What Family Types brings to the parent is a personalized strategy for each type. Once a parent discovers the types of her child, the individual plan is created. It's a simple, yet concise, plan that is naturally implemented. Easing personality conflicts requires only a change in perspective and a plan for a different response when the challenges arise. Very quickly the parent-child conflicts switch from tug-o-war to being on the same team.

In May 2013 just one month after publication, Family Types won an IPPY Silver Award in Psychology and Mental Health. It was also listed as an Independent Publishing Notable for 2013.

Family Types is like no other parenting book because once a child is seen, understood and accepted for exactly who they are, they feel loved. And that is transformational.

Editorial Reviews


"Family Types is a fascinating guide to your child's personality." - Jacqueline Green, Creator/Host of The Great Parenting Show

"Although the goal is to realize the core personality types of your child, in the process you'll truly come to behold, in depth who he or she really is." - Independent Publisher Magazine, IP Notables

"I only wish she had written this book sooner!" - Michael Katz, Chief Penguin, Blue Penguin Development, Inc.

"Once you recognize the child's archetypes, parenting becomes a true joy." - Alenka Tercic, author of Playing the Life Lessons

From the Back Cover

Family relationships can be difficult even in the best of circumstances, but now you have help.

In this groundbreaking and easy-to-understand book, 57 personality types are explained, both the good and the challenging. In addition, you'll discover what to do when your child isn't on their "best behavior."

You'll find out how to:
  • Identify your child's personality types.
  • Bring out the best in your child.
  • Handle the challenges each personality type presents
....and much more!

Family Types, A Guide to Personality Types shines a beacon of hope to each of the challenges in children's personalities. When parents understand who their child is, and have a prepared plan to respond to the challenges, a happier and healthier relationship emerges. With Family Types, every child can be understood and loved for exactly who they are.

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Although I am not a mother, I am passionate about exploring archetypes at all ages and intrigued by how certain patterns that we express throughout our lives can also be found in our childhood. After sharing how she was inspired to write Family Types, Selah Rose Cambias gives precious insights into 59 child personality types, revealing that detecting a child's 12 archetypes (including the 4 universal types that we all have) is like going on a treasure hunt. She embarks readers on a journey towards a better understanding of their children and a more enriching interaction with them. Do your children show symbolic signs of being a King, a Diva, a Warrior, a Samaritan, a Teacher, an Artist, a Pioneer or a Trickster, for example? A child with a Pioneer archetype will not have the same behavior, motivation and needs as a sibling with a Trickster archetype. The author introduces each archetype with precision and with specific examples so that you will know if your child has a particular one. Then with each archetype, she guides readers on how to bring out the best in children with that type, the challenges of the archetype, what motivates the child's behavior and how to interact with a child who has that archetype.

It is so fascinating to see how archetypes play significant roles in the lives of individuals starting from childhood and how parents can provide an environment that nourishes a child's growth in function to these ever-present patterns. Reading about some of the archetypes was like a wink from my own childhood. Family Types is an essential and very useful guide, inspiring parents to celebrate both the uniqueness of each child and the treasures that each archetype can bring to the overall family dynamics. I am offering this book to some of my family members and friends who are parents. Thank you, Selah Rose Cambias, for sharing your much appreciated experiences and knowledge!
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This book is terrific. Well written and organized. Easy to read and understand. "Family Types" should be in any parents arsenal for understanding themselves and their children!
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5.0 out of 5 stars family types April 4, 2014
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My neice actually wrote this book and she is spot on. You surely will see your own children and your own birth family reflected here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really like this book. February 11, 2014
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Very interesting so far and gives great insight into some of the reasons for problems with my kids. I am eager to dig deeper into this. It gives me hope for dealing with some real issues in my family. Thank you so much!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom in a Book January 10, 2014
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Love this concise book- Selah beautifully illustrates how Archetypes can help the parent-child relationship, or for that matter, Aunt-nephew or Aunt-Niece, school-teacher / student.
by seeing a child,using the Archetypes, this simple, easy-to-follow book, can illuminate what an adult might have seen as a challenge, and now see, the child is simply following his/her DNA like a magnetic pull.
Thank you Selah!
would love to see all the school teachers, take this book, and further help them to relate easier to the students,
parents can relate easily, to their children
read this,
and explore...
appreciate the differences in all of us!
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More About the Author

Selah Rose Cambias is the creator of the Family Dynamics Parenting System™, and has worked with archetypes for more than ten years. She is a Certified Archetypal Consultant from CMED in Chicago. She won a silver IPPY Award in Psychology and Mental Health for her first book "Family Types, A Guide to Better Parenting Using Personality Types." "Family Types" is also listed as an Independent Publishing Notable for 2013. Selah is known by her clients as a teacher and guide, helping families understand and accept each other better. She's a mother of three and lives with her family in New Orleans.


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