Are You Parenting a Quiet Child?

Quiet children possess unique creative and intellectual talents, but may come across as shy and withdrawn in some social situations. Does this sound familiar? Take our 20-question quiz and find out if you’re parenting a quiet child.

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He is noticeably more perceptive about details and nuances than many of his peers.

She often looks down and becomes quiet when a neighbor or shopkeeper shouts “hello!”

I often notice my child daydreaming.

He does not enjoy being the center of attention.

He would often prefer playing quietly with a close friend or two to joining a large, boisterous group.

He is frequently a perfectionist.

She is sensitive to tags on clothes, uncomfortable fabrics, or new sports gear.

He is deliberate and careful when assessing a new task or situation.

She does not mind being alone.

He frequently retreats to the sidelines of a peer group and quietly observes, especially at a new activity.

She typically withdraws and becomes shy or quiet around strangers.

He has a vivid imagination.

He is sensitive to loud noises such as thunder, fireworks, loud music or other kids shouting.

He is a good, attentive listener.

She becomes very intimately bonded with and loyal to the small number of friends she makes.

She is shy or quiet when we have company over for a meal or at a restaurant.

She is sensitive to extreme temperatures, such as a cold pool or the hot sun.

She is able to focus and concentrate on one task for an extended period of time, noticeably more so than many of her peers.

Teachers, instructors or coaches have frequently described my child as ‘shy’ or ‘quiet’ or ‘slow to warm up’.

She often retreats to her room or a quiet corner of the house to recharge after stimulating activities.

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