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?
“Oh no,” her mom says. “There is no way she’s an introvert. She isn’t afraid to talk to people.” I think to myself, another person who doesn’t get introverts. Sometimes I feel like introverts are the most misunderstood people on this planet. Reserved kids aren’t necessarily shy kids. I know that those two words may seem synonymous, but they aren’t. Introverted or reserved kids aren’t always shy. They aren’t always afraid to interact with people. Some kids just prefer one-on-one interactions. Some kids just prefer less environmental chaos.
I get introverts. I get reserved kids. They are my people. Let me help you get them as well.
Are you an introverted mom? You are not alone. There are more of us out there than you might think. Here are 15 ways to survive and thrive as an introverted mom!
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: