On the podcast today, I have Joanne Jarrett discussing how to connect with our introverted children in today’s extroverted society.
Joanne is a family physician turned to stay at home mom with two teenage daughters, one who she describes as an introvert and another as an extrovert. An introvert herself, Joanne discusses the different types of personalities our children have versus what we have as parents.
Here’s an overview of Parenting Introverted kids podcast…
–> (1:41) Joanne talks about common misunderstandings about introverts and extroverts. How it’s not always one or other and there’s a spectrum.
–>(5:28) We talk about how we identified our children’s personalities (introverts vs. extroverts and Myers Briggs test) and how this has helped us to understand our children better.
–> (10:22) We dig into Joanne’s tips. Beginning with providing our children with scripts.
–> (13:30) Allowing our children time in their own head and not always jumping to conclusions during the teen years.
–>(15:00) What our children’s friendships can look like for introverts and if you’re an extroverted parent, what to watch out for.
–> (15:42) Overstimulating events for introverted children. Joanne explains what those events look like and how to give our kids grace and space during and after those events.
–>(17:16) Joanne explains how introverts and extroverts process information and how parents can help our introverted children by allowing them processing time.
–> (18:50) Joanne says sometimes our face cannot express appropriately what’s going on and gives examples of how we can draw out of our kids what they’re feeling inside.
–>(19:50) How to support solitary activities for our introverted children.
–> (21:10) Joanne gives a trick for attending overcrowded events with our introverted children.
–> (21:30) Activities parents can do with their introverted children that won’t force them outside of their comfort zone.
–> (22:09) The last tip we discuss is a personal story about my daughter and finding the perfect time when she is ready to open up.
Where to find Joanne
Joanne Jarrett is a family physician turned stay at home mom with two teenage daughters who delight and challenge her and a husband who keeps her laughing. She writes about all facets of life at cozyclothesblog.com and, along with her guests, tells her most embarrassing funny stories every week on her podcast, Fancy Free. She is releasing a line of women’s lounge wear this year that feels like pajamas, look like street clothes, and all have a soft cozy shelf bra for support and coverage. These are street-legal pajamas that won’t traumatize the UPS man!