Kids + MBTI

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. Understanding your child’s Briggs-Myers Personality can help you understand why your child behaves in a certain manner. While it should never be an excuse for inappropriate behavior, it can help you understand why certain things are harder for one child compared to another. For instance, if your introverted child dreads going to Family parties you can try easing them into it by getting to the party a little early (before the crowd gets there.)

When I first heard about MBTI’s I took the test and found out I was an ENFP, which explains a crap load about me and my personality. The questions were a bit complex when asking a child so I did some research and found out that you can actually find out your child’s MBTI by answering 40 simple questions regarding their personality at home or school on the website listed below.

https://www.personalitypage.com/cgi-local/build_pqk.cgi

Personality Profiles:

ISTJ – Responsible, sincere, analytical, reserved, realistic, systematic. Hardworking and trustworthy with sound practical judgment.

ISTP – Action-oriented, logical, analytical, spontaneous, reserved, independent. Enjoy adventure, skilled at understanding how mechanical things work.

ESTP – Outgoing, realistic, action-oriented, curious, versatile, spontaneous. Pragmatic problem solvers and skillful negotiators.

ESTJ – Efficient, outgoing, analytical, systematic, dependable, realistic. Like to run the show and get things done in an orderly fashion.

ISFJ – Warm, considerate, gentle, responsible, pragmatic, thorough. Devoted caretakers who enjoy being helpful to others.

ISFP – Gentle, sensitive, nurturing, helpful, flexible, realistic. Seek to create a personal environment that is both beautiful and practical.

ESFP – Playful, enthusiastic, friendly, spontaneous, tactful, flexible. Have strong common sense, enjoy helping people in tangible ways.

ESFJ – Friendly, ougoing, reliable, conscientious, organised, practical. Seek to be helpful and please others, enjoy being active and productive.

INFJ – Idealistic, organised, insightful, dependable, compassionate, gentle. Seek harmony and cooperation, enjoy intellectual stimulation.

INFP – Sensitive, creative, idealistic, perceptive, caring, loyal. Value inner harmony and personal growth, focus on dreams and possibilities.

ENFP – Enthusiastic, creative, spontaneous, optimistic, supportive, playful. Value inspiration, enjoy starting new projects, see potential in others.

ENFJ – Caring, enthusiastic, idealistic, organised, diplomatic, responsible. Skilled communicators who value connection with people.

INTJ – Innovative, independent, strategic, logical, reserved, insightful. Driven by their own original ideas to achieve improvements.

INTP – Intellectual, logical, precise, reserved, flexible, imaginative. Original thinkers who enjoy speculation and creative problem solving.

ENTP – Inventive, enthusiastic, strategic, enterprising, inquisitive, versatile. Enjoy new ideas and challenges, value inspiration.

ENTJ – Strategic, logical, efficient, outgoing, ambitious, independent. Effective organisers of people and long-range planners.

Test your kids MBTI here:

https://www.personalitypage.com/cgi-local/build_pqk.cgi

Let me know what your child is in the comments! 🙂

Paper Bag Pumpkin Decor!

We really enjoyed ourselves at the school Halloween party. While there, the kids made brown paper bag pumpkins! I thought I’d share this since the kids had such a fun time making them (and they’re super easy to make, cheap and cute!)

What you need:

Tape (or string)

Brown paper bags

Newspaper and/or magazine pages

Orange and Green paint (markers work too!)

Simply start by coloring the bottom half of the paper bag orange and the top half green (like a pumpkin), Stuff your bag with the newspapers pages and tie (or tape) the paper bag shut. Now enjoy your cute handmade Fall decor, hand-made by cute little hands.

This was fun for my two year old and my seven year old (plus I had fun too!) so all ages are recommended.

Enjoy!

Kanga’s

It’s Friday and with the on and off rain weather I decided to take the Autumn and Mila to Kanga’s indoor play center / cafe while Zoe and Eli were in class. (They just opened on Monday!!) I think the price is reasonable, because the play time is unlimited – I only wish they had sibling packages for parents with more than one child. (It can get pricey- especially since parents pay $5 entry as well.)

Our overall review is definitely LOVE the place because Parents also get a free coffee/drink Voucher (wish it was iced coffee! Haha) but yes I loved the place. The kids LOVED the place and the staff is amazing and friendly and very engaged with the children and safety of the play space.

We had a fun time! We will go again soon.

Address:

Kanga’s Indoor Play Center / Cafe

32-15 37th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101

CBD Oil

Okay, so I’m one of the many moms who suffer from depression and anxiety — and from this is get daily headaches that prevent me from being the me that I want to be for my babies. I’ve tried it all to be completely honest. I’ve smoked a joint, or two. I’ve taken Advil (which I hate to do because I’m not a fan of otc meds or pain killers) and literally nothing is long lasting. Before I know it, I’m miserable and wanting to just crank up the AC, go under the blankets and hibernate.

Well, not to be all commercialized and what not but I recently tried CBD Oil at a restaurant in Astoria, Queens which literally put me at ease within 20 minutes. Usually when I go out, I have a hard time enjoying myself because I’m thinking about the kids and what they’re doing. I can never sit back and enjoy my time away because they are the only things on my mind. With that being said, that oil put me in a calm state of mind and I enjoyed my night (AND I GOT A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP!!) I woke up feeling refreshed and happy. Like myself again.

I decided it would be cool to get some oils online and try it in my daily food but I came across cbd gummy bears! (I can’t say no to candy) haha I ordered them and some cbd oil and I’ve been using it ever since and I feel my life is changing. I’ve noticed myself becoming a little more positive to certain situations where I’d probably not be so calm. I noticed myself growing apart from negative and negative thoughts. I’m slowly becoming this person I’ve been dying to become for me and my Family.

I’m not on here to advertise this stuff but I literally think if you suffer from depression or feel in any way how I felt – give it a try. The feelings I have with this are amazing and I’m able to take care of my babies fully functional throughout the day without the “high” effect.

I am slowly but surly becoming who I was destined to be! – TheNYCMom

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