Read on to know what kind of difficulties introvert parents face and what they can do to overcome parenting issues.
Rupa is an introvert person. Since her childhood she has her own comfort zone. She is a homemaker and spends considerable amount of time with her kid. She is well aware about various problems that an introvert person has to face throughout his or her life so she wants her kid to socialize with people and wants to raise him properly.
Tips for Introvert Parents to Raise an Extrovert Child
A child need not be an introvert one even if his or her one or both parents are introvert. But then the problem starts when it comes to raising such a child. When it comes to parenting, it needs parents to invest lots of time and effort and if done properly it is a rewarding and joyful experience.
Parents who are introvert and cannot have comfortable interaction with others may find it difficult to deal with a child who is an extrovert and loves to interact with lots of people at home and outside. Introvert parents may find it difficult to handle the situation as they crave for solitude to recharge themselves while their child is seeking more and more social interaction for the same.
Parents should not forcefully debar their children from interacting and socializing because it could force the child to react in a negative way and the child would feel overwhelmed and drained. An introvert parent may not feel comfortable in socializing but apart from meeting needs of the children, parents have an important duty to perform. Parents have to make their children learn how to socialize effectively.
Features of an Extrovert Child
An extrovert child is outgoing in nature and loves to interact with other children and people.
Loves to Play
An extrovert child loves to play in groups and always wants to share his or her experience with the other people in the group.
Loves to Talk
An extrovert child loves to talk a lot. Such children do not like to play alone and never enjoy doing solitary activities.
It is very difficult for an extrovert child to understand why a person would seek solitude. When such a child sees his or her parents craving for solitude it becomes difficult for the child to take it or understand the feelings of the parent.
Parents have to look for and implement different coping strategy while dealing with such children.
Coping Strategies for an Introvert Parent
If one of the parents is introvert, it is important to have proper support from the partner so that neither the introvert parent nor the child feels out of the track in the family. As a parent, it is important that ample opportunities are created for the child so that he or she can interact with other kids, adults and members of the extended families.
Non-stop chattering or attention seeking attitude of the extrovert child may make an introvert parent feel drained out but there are ways to manage such situation. Since day one, the child has to be made to understand that if the parent is seeking some hours of solitude there is nothing harm in it.
The child must also understand and respect the needs of other people. Asking for some hours of solitude does not mean the introvert parent is acting selfish. So, parent should never feel guilty because the time they are spending alone will actually help them to recharge and refresh and they will be able to look after their kids in an effective manner.
By following the above mentioned coping strategies, introvert parents should be able to deal with their children who have different needs. Parents are the best teachers for the children. It is important that parents learn basics of parenting to make their children cheerful and social and be able to inculcate good values in them.
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