“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.
Do you have a shy child? Do you struggle to know how to help your child succeed socially? In this week’s episode of Ask the Child Therapist, I delve into the topic of helping our introverted children.
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Being born a shy kid is tough at times. Add an outgoing parent to the mix and it might be a squeamish existence. It is like being parented by another species. You don’t get us and we don’t get you. In an effort to spare other kids the humility I have endured so far – I have made a cheat sheet on how to […]