Parents often worry that their introverted children are too quiet, don't have enough friends, or spend too much time alone. In reality, introversion isn't necessarily unhealthy. It's actually quite common, accounting for 30 percent or more of the US population.
Introversion is rooted in biology, so don't expect your child to change. However, easing a child into new situations can help reduce anxiety. It also helps to praise them for taking social risks. Additionally, don't label a child as "shy," as that carries negative connotations. Last, don't worry if your introverted child has only a couple friends. Some kids aren't interested in being popular.
Children’s temperaments are innate, and the brains of introverts and extroverts operate differently.
When an introverted child takes a social risk, praise them for it.
Don't worry if your introverted child has only a small number of friends.
"Many introverted children, however, are not depressed or anxious at all. They behave in the way they do because of their innate temperament."
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