Introvert children are Unique

  • 28 July
  • School Blogger

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

-Stephen Hawking

 

On a regular day, in any society park or school playground, you will find at least one child, who does not want to play with others. Parents, teachers will keep pushing him, tempt him, to go and get indulge, but nothing work. Even if that child tries, one can clearly see that he is still the old one out. Mostly, such kids are confused as shy, timid or even unsociable. But they are mere introverts. And why is it better?

 

Try to google for famous introverts, you will get names like Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, JK Rowling, Mahatma Gandhi, Elon Musk and many more. Introversion is one of many personalities which are not well understood by our society. Dictionary definitions will tell you that introverts are shy and don’t enjoy the company. But psychology believes, introverts tend to be focused more on internal thoughts, feelings, and moods rather than seeking out external stimulation. They can surely socialize but energize in the quiet. Just imagine how things would have turned out if the world had secluded the above mentioned protagonists from their thoughts and forced them to be like the crowd.

 

An introvert child is unique in his own way and needs a different kind of attention. There is a fine line, between being shy and introvert. The very first step is to understand what introversion means and how it makes some kids different from others. As mentioned earlier that introvert kids can socialize but prefer staying confine within their self-drawn boundaries. They may have a small friend circle and face a hard time expressing themselves. It is not a choosen quality for them rather written in their DNA.

 

Converse with them about their thoughts, give them direction, without forcing your ways. These kids may not be good speakers but are great listeners. They process thoughts differently and may sometimes come up with unique solutions, because of their great observation skills. The phase of identifying the self is also difficult for the kids. They learn from their surroundings and when they identify themselves as disparate, it could be horrifying. When they try, appreciate their efforts. People around may not understand them, which in turn can infuriate the child. Make sure they are not bullying victims and are not forced into activities.

 

By saying so we are not discouraging group involvements but the kids should get time for their interests as well, which may involve some alone time. Honour your kid’s choices and show that you are proud of them. They may not be able to say but they need your assurance. Talk to their teachers and discuss the same. Also note that no one is on extreme ends of this scale, but somewhere in between.

 

We will talk more about this in our further posts, meantime do share with us if you have a wonderful introvert child and how you are helping him or her in their journey of self-exploration.

 

 

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