Extroversion gets all the good press, but being an introverted teen has positives, too. The key: finding balance between the extremes.
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?
Quietly observing my kids play and enjoy tennis, the sport I love, helps me see that I must be doing some things right as a parent.
To escape YouTube and Netflix, I finally had to embrace my children’s one shared passion: awkwardly loitering around in front of other people’s houses.
A dad pays his son, a teenage introvert, to start conversations with random strangers. Brilliant idea or bankrupt?