I would like to connect with other moms who are raising introverted children. I am an introverted person myself with high sensitivity issues as well. Other than my eldest daughter(whos with me and the lo most of the time) other people think I'm just overprotective, but I know my kids and since most people are extroverted they can not relate because they don't get it. Hoping someone here can share in dealing with others etc.Answer Question
Answer by twinclubmom at 9:19 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by twinclubmom at 9:24 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Personality is set at birth. Trying to "make" someone be something they are not is futile. You are a good mom because you recognize your child's personality and "protect" (I like to call it good parenting and intimate knowledge of your child) your child from situations you know that may be over his or her head.Â There is nothing wrong with being an introvert.Â Actually a lot of people confuse shy and introvert.Â An introvert is a private person and is selective about whom they invite into their inner circle and share information and activities.Â You can be an introvert and not be shy.Â I know many people who are introverts but are very socially well adjusted individuals.Â They just don't talk a lot about themselves, are content to eat lunch by themselves reading, or just having one or two good friends over instead of a huge group.Â Being shy can mean you want to be part of the larger group,
Answer by frogdawg at 11:34 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
you want to be the cheerleader, or president of the class - but you feel uncomfortable speaking up and participating. Of course you can be shy and an introvert. Okay that one is a bummer. But when you have a child who is either shy or an introvert there are things/activities you can do to respect your child's personality but still have them active. Try a small dance class, karate, or art class. Something outside of school where they can develop their individual interests and identity away from the larger pressures of their classmates. Piano or other musical lessons is another good avenue. Small play groups with other moms and one or two children the same ages as yours where she can develop a relationship that can be carried on in school. Talking to the teachers and asking them to modify how they interact with her and be her cheerleader in difficult situations when they come up.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:39 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
Answer by maydragon at 6:17 PM on Jul. 1, 2010