From Coaxing Back the Spirit of the Introverted Child:
From Parenting Skill:INFP children rarely care about physical reality, surroundings or possessions. Because of this they may misplace personal property, leave possessions lying out, scuff or mar furniture, mess up party clothes, etc. These things donít even get on their radar screen. However, they have undoubtedly learned that these things are important to you and therein lies the conflict and it is a severe and ongoing one.
Letís say they canít find something and think they might have left it at school or in the car on the way home. Normally theyíd pause a second and then move on to something else. Their love for you, however, says go look for it and act like you really care. Since they arenít plugged into physical reality, the search for the object quickly becomes stressful. They donít really care about finding it, so they donít do a good job of looking (and they never will). This results in greater stress, self-criticism and conflict. Eventually the world spins and they stand still. When asked a direct question about the matter, they answer something abstract and seemingly unrelated. These are all clues that your INFP child is in inner turmoil and utterly miserable. These are the people who later on buy cheap umbrellas so when they leave them on the plane or in the cab on the way home, it doesnít matter.
The bolded point I take some issue with. I think it's important as an ENTP parent to instill your values as well into your children and teaching them the value of logic is not something to be avoided. It's just the presentation of said value that should be softened. Children need to know that there are many sets of values and ways of decision-making; you just have to illustrate the benefit to him of utilizing this.Regardless of Your Type Mom and Dad-Here Are Some Things You Can Do to Nurture the INFP Child and Improve Parenting Skill
* Read to them all the timeÖbegin as early as possible
* Most INFPs love the libraryÖtake them often
* Speak softly to the INFP, a gentle voice does it
* This is hard but if you lose itÖapologize quicklyÖ.your anger can really hurt the INFP child
* Acknowledge their very strong imaginary ways
* Support them to talk about how they feelÖespecially if you think something has hurt them
* Related to that, respect the intensity of how they feel at times
* The INFP child, youngster, teen is not very organized nor aware of timeÖhelp them gently and support their efforts at organization and time
* During times of conflict and argumentÖmake a plea to their feelings donít try to ďlogicĒ anything
* Let them know at times that things can be changedÖ.most things are flexible