Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summing up the week

What a week. Introverted Parenting Week was indeed a hit, receiving well over 2000 visitors. Thanks to all the guest bloggers and everyone who participated. Let's sum it up:

On Monday, the 3rd day of a 3-day weekend, Chad Jones kicked us off with a heartfelt post about the agony and God-inspired hope of an introverted parent.


On Wednesday, Helen Lee explained why good, healthy parenting, especially for introverted parents, involves "not giving my kids my all."


On Friday, Susan Cain gave us 10 tips for parenting an introverted child, leaving many people to wish she was their mom.

And on Saturday, Pastors Joe Smith (that's not a pseudonym) introduced us to the rhythms of parenting can be incorporated into a monastic life.


Let's draw this series to a close with a few questions:

1. What are the most meaningful things that you are taking away from Introverted Parenting Week?

2. How have you been challenged to embrace your introversion, rather than try to fix it, in your parenting?

3. How can parents encourage introverted children to be themselves?

4. What are some strategies you have learned for caring for your extroverted children without losing yourself?

5. What are some future posts you would like to see on the subject? What questions were answered and what questions remain?