What we worry most about in kids — lack of face-to-face connection, inability to speak publicly, etc. — may not matter in the nerd future.
What am I doing wrong to socialize him? Am I unwittingly damaging him through my awkward parenting style and personal deficiencies?
Extroversion gets all the good press, but introversion in teens has positives, too. The key will be helping find a balance between the two extremes.
This father isn’t trying to change his teenage introvert. He only wants to prepare him for the inevitable. But at what price?