Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World

Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World

by Christine Fonseca

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Overview

Being an introverted child is difficult, especially in an ever-increasingly noisy world. Often viewed as aloof, unmotivated or conceited, introverted children are deeply misunderstood by parents, educators and even their peers. That's where Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World comes in. Designed to provide parents with a blueprint for not only understanding the nature of introversion, Quiet Kids provides specific strategies to teach their children how to thrive in a world that may not understand them. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses real-world examples and stories from introverts and parents to show parents and educators how to help children develop resiliency and enhance the positive qualities of being an introvert. With specific strategies to address academic performance, bullying, and resiliency, Quiet Kids is a must read for anyone wishing to enhance the lives of introverted children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618210821
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 225
Sales rank: 1,238,477
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Trained as an educational psychologist, Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children and adults connect with their personal truth. She is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, a nationally recognized speaker, and an international consultant and coach. Critically acclaimed titles include Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students and Letting Go.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Author's Note xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Introverted and Extroverted Kids: A Matter of Hardwiring 1

Chapter 1 The Science of Temperament 5

Chapter 2 A Wallflower? Or Not? 19

Chapter 3 Soaring With Strengths 29

Chapter 4 In Their Own Words: A Matter of Temperament 39

Part II Introverted Kids at Home 43

Chapter 5 Setting the Foundation 4

Chapter 6 Nurturing Resiliency 61

Chapter 7 Building a Stronger Village 75

Chapter 8 In Their Own Words: Introverts and Extroverts, Oh My! 89

Part III Introverted Kids at School 93

Chapter 9 How Introverts Learn 95

Chapter 10 Leveling the Playing Field 107

Chapter 11 Coping With Failure 119

Chapter 12 In Their Own Words: The Pressure to Succeed-High School Introverts Speak Out 131

Part IV Introverted Kids at Play 137

Chapter 13 Surviving the Social Scene 141

Chapter 14 Navigating Through the Mine Fields 153

Chapter 15 Creativity, Technology, and Building on Strengths 165

Chapter 16 In Their Own Words: Moving from Shame to Empowerment 175

Looking to the Future 179

Final Thoughts 181

Recommended Resources 183

References 189

About the Author 191

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