How to care for an introvert


Each child is different and we have to treat them differently. My son is a complete introvert and is extremely shy. Sometimes I forget how to deal with his needs, emotions and feelings because I'm an extrovert.

Here are some tips on how to to care for shy, introverted children.

  • Respect their need for privacy

  • Never embarrass them in public

  • Let them observe a new situation first

  • Give them time to think, don't demand instand answers

  • Don't interrupt them

  • Give them a 15 minute warning to finish whatever they are doing

  • Reprimand them privately

  • Teach them new skills privately

  • Don't force them to do anything they don't want to do

  • Enable them to find one best friend who has similar interests and abilities

  • Don't push them to make lots of friends, they'll do it in their own time.

  • Give them advance notice of expected changes in their lives, they don't tend to do well with sudden change

  • Respect their introversion, don't try to turn them into extroverts.

Author: Lisa Bulpin

About: I'm a single mom to a superhero, online marketing guru, coffee, sunshine, gardening, music loving girl

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