YOU MAY RECALL from the last chapter that we authors of this book, an Analytical and an Amiable, are a married couple. Our blended family includes seven adult kids who are distributed across all four people styles. Ditto for our sixteen grandkids. Our immersion in the often-bewildering realities of family life provide us with convincing evidence that we are not experts on childrearing! In the process of applying the people styles model to our family, however, we’ve learned a few things we wish we’d known many years ago. This chapter summarizes some of these learnings.
ACCEPT THAT RAISING KIDS IS TOUGH