In most cases encountered, introvert children usually have difficulties in socializing because they do not have the high sense of courage and self-confidence that extrovert children do. In addition, several criteria such as children who usually answer questions briefly, are reluctant to express their heart’s content, tend to be more quiet than their peers, and prefer to observe people talking than when they are the center of attention. Children with these criteria fall into the category of introverted children.
As parents, you should be able to recognize and understand the child’s personality. Every child is created differently and they have their own talents. However, as a parent with introverted children, forcing your child to behave like an extroverted child is not allowed. Because this will only make children depressed. Dealing with children with introverted personalities is very confusing for parents.
The following tips may help you deal with and help them get out of their introverted “zone”.
1. Introduce Children to the Environment
Basically, introverted children have a tendency to find it difficult to socialize with their surroundings. For that, invite and introduce them to their environment gradually. Like one of them inviting him to participate when visiting neighbors. When introduced to other people, introverted children may only hide behind their mother’s body, but this is normal. Slowly, if you continue to get in the habit of asking him to meet other people, his courage will gradually grow.
2. Develop the Talent
Every child has different talents, so try to pay attention to what your children’s talents are. Usually children with introverted personalities prefer to be ‘behind the scenes’. So it’s no wonder that painting or playing the piano will be more attractive to introverted children than singing or dancing hobbies. Therefore, do not occasionally be too pushy to become a performer because this will make them depressed. Give them the opportunity to pursue and develop what they are passionate about. This will be the key to helping introverted children. In addition, this activity can also increase the self-confidence of introverted children and also reduce their introverted personality.
3. Give Free Choice
Usually introverted children are not talkative and not very demanding. They tend to accept what their parents gave or chose. However, if this habit is allowed to continue, the child will slowly lose his motivation and initiative. To reduce the likelihood of this happening, try to give them the opportunity to choose. For example, asking children to determine what food they want to eat today. Choices like this will train introverted children to determine for themselves what they want and make them no longer a person who is always resigned to their circumstances.
4. Build His Confidence With Praise
Although introverted children tend to be quiet and less demanding, they are still children. They will also be happy when given praise. For this reason, give praise and small awards for each of its achievements. Suppose when he gets good grades, praise them. Praising is the same as building children’s self-confidence. If the child’s self-confidence grows, their introverted personality will be slightly reduced.
5. Create Special Time and Space With Children
Children with introverted personalities will find it difficult to express their feelings in front of others, they will tend to hide what they want to say. This is one of the things that makes you often confused about how to deal with them. Therefore, if you want an introverted child to talk about what is in his heart, make a special time between you and the child. Then take him to a quiet and lonely room or place, talk to him about school and his friends. This way, you will know what he is experiencing and feeling. There is no need for other people to listen to his heart, it is enough for you and your child, so that he will be freer and feel uncomfortable sharing with people close to him.
Here are some tips for dealing with children with introverted personalities. In addition to ways to deal with it, you also want to get them out of the ‘zone’. So that children are easy to get along with and have lots of friends so that their childhood will be cheerful and happy.
Here are some easy ways to help your child get out of their ‘introverted zone’.
1. Encourage Children To Appear
One way to help children get out of their introverted zone is to encourage them to dare to appear. Like appearing to express an opinion and expressing his disapproval. Encouraging children does not mean to force them to be brave, as explained above that the act of forcing an introverted child to become a performer is not justified because it will make him depressed. Encouraging and supporting children to be brave will make them more confident.
2. Don’t Be Too Over Protective
There is nothing wrong with supervising children, because it is natural for parents to feel worried about their children so that they always want to protect them and do not want their children to be hurt. However, you also have to know when to help him and when you have to let the child handle his problems on his own. The over protective attitude shown by parents will only make children dependent and not independent.
Here are some ways you should help your introverted child break out of the zone. Helping introverted children to be more open-minded is not an easy matter. Time and patience are the two most important things you have to go through. It is very important for children if parents are always there when they need you and at every stage that they are successful through. For that, there is nothing wrong with giving appreciation or praise to children, so that they can be more confident and not afraid to be more open and express their opinions even in front of the crowd.
Not all introverted children have difficulty socializing, they will only feel happier when they are alone and enjoy being alone. So you shouldn’t think that introverted children are children who have flaws. Because basically they are the same as other children who have talents and potential. But before that, it is better if you know in advance what the character of the introverted child is. From there, the ways to help them get out of the introverted zone will be easier for you to find out.