ISTPs are fun-loving and playful parents. They enjoy engaging in whatever activities their children are interested in, and are not afraid of making a fool of themselves in the process! Their spontaneous nature helps them keep their kids having fun and learning. They have no problem planning hands-on activities that help their children learn and grow. They are very understanding when their children make mistakes, and because of this, their children rarely feel the need to hide their mistakes from their ISTP parent. This helps build the foundation for open and honest communication, forming a great parent-child relationship.
ISTP parents are able to give their children the freedom they need to become their own individual selves and follow their hearts. ISTP parents do not force their children to participate in any particular activities. Instead, they allow their children to explore whatever it is that interests them.
Because they rely so heavily on logic and reason, ISTP parents sometimes have difficulty parenting “F” (feeling) types. They may have trouble comforting children who they view as overly-sensitive.