INFP Parenthood

Penley has noted that INFP parents seek to foster deep connections with their children through time spent together playing and bonding.  INFP parents are good listeners who seek to understand their children's feelings and to help them grow into themselves.  As one of the more independent types, and they are willing to give their childen the same opportunity for independence.  INFP parents have few hard fast rules; each situation is viewed as unique and will be dealt with on an individual basis.  INFP parents have a high sensitivity to their children's emotional states and may possess more insight into their child's feelings and motives than other types. 

Penley further cautions that since INFPs are in the minority, they may have learned not to trust their own best judgment for their children, leaving them vulnerable to pressure from teachers, physicians, etc. who may not know what is best for their child.