When you have toddlers, noise is a given. It’s a lot for any parent, but it can be especially hard for sensitive, introverted ones.
Growing up as the only introvert in a house full of extroverts was hard. I thought I was “wrong” for needing solitude.
Not only are we supposed to teach our kids how to make friends, but then we have to make friends with these kids’ parents. Who knew?
To help our sensitive and introverted kids soothe their strong emotions, we must start with ourselves.
I learned that you have to be proactive. It’s not enough to sit back and wait for your extroverted child to come to you.
Instead of wishing your introverted child was more extroverted, try recognizing their quiet happiness when you see it.
As an introverted or sensitive parent, supporting yourself is the first step toward supporting your family.
As a highly sensitive introvert myself, it’s hard for me not to absorb my teen’s restless energy or to jump in with constant help and advice.
When you’re an introverted parent, getting alone time can seem impossible — but you absolutely need it.
Introverts have a lot of thoughts to contribute and may be capable of deeper insight than the extroverts who dominate the class discussion.