Written by Purva Brown of The Classical Unschooler
The holidays are coming! Ready, introverts?
Yes, that was said tongue in cheek. Because if you’re anything like me, you’re already dreading them: the people, the conversations, the parties.
Don’t get me wrong: I do enjoy people. I love giving gifts to the ones I love. I look forward to the look on their faces when they receive them. But being around people all the time also wears me out emotionally.
If you’re an introvert, you already know this. If you’re an introvert homeschooling an extrovert, you know this better than anyone else.
I know because I am one. I have three children – one introverted, one extremely extroverted and one… well, we just don’t know yet. It’s too soon to tell. However, I can tell you that even with just the one extrovert, our days can be a little hard to navigate.
So what to do? I have found seven ways that help us deal with our extroverted blessing in our quiet, introverted family.