Book: Quiet Phoenix 2 - From Failure to Fulfilment - A Memoir of an Introverted Child by Prasenjeet Kumarcategories: Book, Kids, Teens, Introvert, Quiet, Memoirs, Biography, Parenting, Self Esteem, Self Respect, Self Compassion, Emotions, Self Help, Child Psychology, Introversion
Prasenjeet Kumarabout this book: The underlying refrain of Quiet Phoenix 2 is that every child is born with some unique traits. The challenge is: how can parents, teachers and friends recognise, and enhance those powers so that every child, quiet or loquacious, becomes a life's winner.
The book is based on my own TRUE childhood experiences.
So allow me to tell you a bit about myself.
I am currently an author, blogger and entrepreneur. Quite a few of my books have hit the #1 best seller lists on Amazon.
Since my childhood I knew that I was different. Some of my teachers and class mates used to comment that I was too reserved. But the interesting thing was that my parents did not consider me strange.
So I decided to ask them why they did not think so.
"Well, every child is unique and so were you. We never thought that there was anything wrong with you," came back the reply.
I guess I have been fortunate to be blessed with such parents who understood me and always encouraged me to stay true to my inner calling.
But life is not so easy in the big, bad world outside one's home. Having done a considerable bit of research and having read a number of psychology books on the subject of introversion, I realise that not every parent, school teacher, or sports coach is comfortable with the idea of introversion.
Parents worry if their children spend time in solitude, probably day dreaming. Teachers presume that if a child hesitates to answer questions, she must be having some kind of learning or even social disability. Quiet Children may have difficulties in making friends. They may similarly be sensitive to mean comments or bullying from other kids. They appear to lack aggression or as some say 'the will to fight back'. Overall, Quiet children seem to be more flustered, than their extroverted counterparts, about almost every facet of life in large Public Schools.
Any advice that Quiet children should act more 'outgoing', 'sociable' and 'active' seems to be counter-productive. Any aggressive follow up on this advice often results in your Quiet child losing her self-esteem, forcing her to become even more withdrawn.
Your Quiet child may have some very different qualities and strengths. The important thing to do then is to become aware of those strengths. With the right amount of love, affection, care and support, there would be nothing stopping you from letting your child blossom to his or her full potential.
In that background, I have intended this book is for everyone--a parent, teacher, or sports coach, who wants to understand how to harness the powers of Quiet children in an extroverted world.
And if you are an introvert adult, you may find this book useful in understanding yourself, your past and what you want out of life in the future.
As I have.
I wish you all the best with a happy reading!
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