ENFPs are truly kids at heart, and enjoy playing with their children. However, ENJPs still understand that a great deal of responsibility comes with parenting. Their idealistic nature means ENFPs take the task of instilling strong values and goals in their children very seriously, and constantly aim to be good role models for their children. They always to their best to create a positive environment for their children, and are very warm and supportive parents.
ENFPs’ parenting style is a mix of these two divergent goals — they want to have fun with their children, while also instilling important goals and values in their children. Because of this, they may appear to be inconsistent. At one moment they may appear to be the strict authoritarian parent, and the next moment they may appear to be their child’s best friend. Ultimately, the greatest challenge of being an ENFP is balancing their goal of being their child’s friend and confidant while instilling their child with strongly-held values.