INTPs’ homes are very organized and run efficiently. They always take their parenting role very seriously, and constantly put their child’s needs before their own. They expect their children’s respect, and to follow the house’s rules and expectations. INTP parents enjoy feeling completely in charge of situations, making it clear to their children what is expected of them. When their children do not obey, INTPs have no problem reprimanding/punishing their children. Because INTPs like being in charge, the teen years are usually the most difficult for INTP parents and their children. Particularly difficult children may rebel or lash out, and INTP parents may have a difficult time letting go. INTP parents must remind themselves that sometimes they need to sit back and let their children grow into becoming independent and responsible.
Although they like overseeing everything, INTP parents are still great at helping their children learn and develop. They look for ways to promote education and independent thinking in their children. They usually pass on their desire for success to their children, and children of INTPs are rarely lazy! Ultimately, they want to help their children become smart, independent, and hard-working adults.