9 Secret Strengths of Introverts
Despite popular belief, there is nothing wrong with having an introverted child. Instead of trying to completely change these kids and force them to be more outgoing, it's important to understand why they act the way they do and celebrate the unique strengths that they possess.
Susan Cain understands that having a quiet approach to life is a great power and a tool that kids need to learn how to use instead of entirely reforming. In her book, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, she explains that being an introvert is about having a deep inner life and considering it to be just as important. She also clarifies that there is a neurobiological difference between introverts and extroverts because their nervous systems react differently. An introvert's nervous system is more responsive to what is going on around them, which is why they feel more comfortable in calmer settings with less-stimulating surroundings.
While it's easy to spot an introverted kid in the group, many don't realize or appreciate the unique qualities among these children that should be celebrated. These are strengths of introverts that parents need to recognize and support in their children.