Hidden Gifts – Table of Contents

Introduction
xi
Part I: Appreciating Different Designs
Chapter 1: Was an Introverted Child Dropped Down Your Chimney?
What Introversion Is-And What It Isn’t
3
Chapter 2: Innies and Outies Are Hardwired
Brain Physiology Creates Introverted and Extroverted Temperaments
19
Chapter 3: Introverts’ Advantages in an Extroverted World
Learn to Highlight Your Child’s Hidden Gifts
49
Part II: Raising Introverted Children With Roots and Wings
Chapter 4: Building Emotional Resilience
Establishing Strong Bonds with Your Child Will Provide Him a Secure Foundation
73
Chapter 5: The Care and Feeding of Innies
Predictable Routines Energize Innies So They Can Flourish
95
Chapter 6: Play, Conversation, and the Art of Relaxation
Encouraging Daily Chats, Creative Play, Decision-Making Steps, and Stress-Busting Skills
115
Part III: Family Variations
Chapter 7: The Family Temperament Tango
Increase Family Harmony by Validating and Appreciating Each Member’s Footwork
133
Chapter 8: Improving Sibling Relationships
Encouraging Understanding, Establishing Boundaries, and Dempen Rivary
153
Chapter 9: Extending the Family Tree
Cultivate Close Relationships with Grandparents, Other Family Members, Friends, and Caregivers
163
Part IV: Bringing Out What’s Inside
Chapter 10: Innies in the Classroom
When You Know How Innies Learn Best, You Can Help Them Navigate the School Years
183
Chapter 11: Support Your Introvert at School and on the Playing Field
Lend a Helping Hand with Teachers, Studying, Homework, Preparing for College, and the Sports Scene
205
Chapter 12: Innie Social Savvy
What Friendship Means to Innies and What to Expect as They Travel Through Childhood
221
Chapter 13: Encouraging Your Introvert to Flex His Social Muscles
Practice Helps Strengthen Pose and Confidence, Even in Sticky Situations
237
Chapter 14: Thorny Social Patches
Help Your Innie manage Conflict, Bullies, and Other Challenges
257
Conclusion: Reflections as We Disembark
273
Appendix: Syndromes and Disorders that Are Sometimes Confused with Introversion
279
Selected Reading
283
Index
291

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Featured in Parent Map MagazineMarti is featured in a recent ParentMap magazine article, "Quiet Kids: How to Nurture Your Introverted Child," by Laura Mackenzie.