Being An Introverted Parent To Extroverted Kids

Being An Introverted Parent To Extroverted Kids

One day while dropping off my daughter at dance class, I overheard one parent say to another parent that it’s really challenging being an introverted parent with extroverted kids.

That hit me. I thought to myself, yes. Yes it is. That’s me too! I was so happy to hear that there are more of us out in the wild. It’s tough out there in this world that seems made for extroverts.

But it’s ok!

We can be who we are, while at the same time, having fulfilling relationships with our kids and their environment and busy schedules. Believe me, I know how busy it can be when you’re a parent.

My goal in life is to be there for my kids and my wife at every turn. I don’t want to miss out on anything with them. And I don’t want them to miss out on anything because of me. As a parent and a husband, I don’t want my introversion to prevent my family from having great experiences.

This is not an easy undertaking. It’s going to be a challenge. But that is why I’m starting this blog. I want to share with you my process of becoming the best me I can be, while all the while never losing sight of who I am and what makes me… me.

It would be a great idea to start a support group for people like us. But then I figured, no one would show up because we’d all rather just stay home.

So, are you an introverted parent to extroverted kids? Join me on my journey to be a better dad (and spouse to an extroverted partner!). Let’s share our stories. It’s great to know we’re not alone.

If you’re like me, you like to read. (What introvert doesn’t?!). Check here as I’ll be continually adding to my list of good reads for introverts.

Also, if you’re so inclined, join me on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest!

And drop me a line here as well. I’d absolutely love to hear from you.

This is the beauty of the internet. Introverts unite! (Seperately).

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