You like quiet. You like calm. You like a slow pace. Enter parenthood. Screaming children. Play dates. Birthday parties. Constant interaction. This can be beyond overwhelming for an introverted parent. But what if that was just the beginning? What if that little bundle of joy was an extroverted bundle of friendliness? What if your introverted self gave birth to a foreign species. A species you know nothing about?
If you are an extrovert – your introverted child might completely baffle you? I have worked with parents who have said things like, “We are so outgoing. How did we have such an introverted child?” and “What should we do to help her?” For starters – she doesn’t need help. At least – not for being an introverted child. Being an introvert isn’t a problem […]
The signs were all there. I never had a large group of friends. You name the year and I can tell you who was my go-to friend. Friend – not plural. I am a one-friend at a time kind of girl. Parties literally made me squeamish. Of course none of this dawned on me until I became a mother. It started with mom groups and […]
I expected a loss of sleep and permanent fatigue – but I did not expect to be thrown into a world of ongoing forced social awkwardness! I had an epiphany when I entered motherhood. I don’t like socializing. I have been a dormant introvert. click here to continue…(on Scary Mommy.com). Introverted products that make me laugh: