Quiet Kids- Helping Your Introverted Child Thrive in an Extroverted World

Quiet Kids book cover
Quiet Kids book cover

Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World by Christine Fonseca is a four part book which address the  differences between introverted and extroverted kids, introverted kids at home, at school and at play.

Understanding your temperament is crucial in knowing how you function and what are your stimuli. Once you know your own temperament you will be able to diagnose the temperament of the members of your family and create an environment which is able to accommodate both introverts and extroverts if you happen to have a mixture in your home.

To be  effective in  parenting you need to first know your child and his temperament and how the household environment impacts the behavioral reaction of children.

There are worksheets within each chapter for the reader or the child to fill in to get a better assessment of the child’s character traits. Tip sheets with short summaries of each section make it easy for one to reflect on the main points of each chapter.

These notes are in the form of pointers to parents and teachers to make the introverted child more comfortable in their setting and also teach them the relevant skills to survive in society.

My thoughts

It was interesting to learn that more introverts were perfectionist and are very afraid of failure. They would rather give up then suffer the thought that they will fail. They get stressed up very easily and can get very emotional.  Having an introvert child myself I now understand better why he acts up at time and behaves in certain ways.  I will be putting the tips learned in this book to teach him how to cope with the obstacles that he is facing better.

Grab your copy of Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World today.

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5 thoughts on “Quiet Kids- Helping Your Introverted Child Thrive in an Extroverted World”

  1. Do you think being an introvert is in the genes. I was pretty introverted when I was younger and my girls seem to be, too. My eldest is coping, she is really doing well and good at group set ups (although being the perfectionist that she is, she tends to do all the group work herself) while my second hates crowds and would rather be alone. My boy is okay. I think he is in the middle, not too introverted and not too extroverted either

    1. @Marie,
      I think it is absolutely possible for kids to take on similar triads to their parents. I’m also more introverted then extroverted that’s why my #2 takes after me. It depends on each child and I agree that there is varying degrees of introvertedness.

  2. My son grew up together with his girl cousin (2 weeks apart) and had one yaya since birth up to 4 years old. My son has talkative parents while the little girl has very typical Chinese parents who would prefer to be quiet. Though, they had one yaya and they went to the same school, then, they grew up very different. My son is very strong and friendly, talkative and hyperactive then. The little girl retained being so quiet. So in a way, I would believe that the character of the parents also have big part on the kids. No that he is 16, he is less talkative (I think) and more formal but still friendly. The young lady is now still quiet but also strong and an achiever.

  3. I was quite a shy child and even as a young adult, I’d say that I still am. I don’t mind being in my own company, but then I like being in the company of others too :)

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