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Quiet children possess unique creative and intellectual talents, but may come across as shy and withdrawn in some social situations.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.

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

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

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

He has a vivid imagination.

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

I often notice my child daydreaming.

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

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

He does not enjoy being the center of attention.

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

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

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

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

She does not mind being alone.

He is a good, attentive listener.

She typically withdraws and becomes shy or quiet around strangers.

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

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

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

He is frequently a perfectionist.

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