Whether you or your child is an introvert, you are married to an introvert or work with an introvert, everyone should read “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”. In this book, the author Susan Cain discusses how introverts are undervalued in a culture that celebrates extroverts and also helps introverts change the way they see themselves. I highly recommend this book to any parent who says their child is “shy” and explain to parents that we should celebrate their introversion instead of seeing it as a weakness.
She also has a new book written especially for kids and teens called “Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts” and has a free podcast called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts with Susan Cain”.
I don’t have very many books on my shelves at home because I’m an avid user of the library but this is one book that I have purchased for myself. My daughter also read this book during the summer before her senior year of high school and found validation for her introversion. She will enter college this fall with a newfound sense of confidence and self. It is a true must read.