I viewed my introversion as a parental liability, a flaw I had to overcome. Lately, though, I’ve been wondering: could my introverted personality be a benefit? Does it actually, in some ways, make me a better parent?
The answer, I think, is yes. When I look at my skillset as a parent and the areas where I feel confident, I can see where my introversion is an asset. This isn’t to say that introverted parents are automatically the best kind of parents—or vice versa. Not at all. But for my sake, it definitely helps to celebrate some of the ways introversion makes me a better mom.
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