What You Should Know About Quiet Children

What You Should Know About Quiet Children

Last update: 13 May, 2018

In general, quiet children have little or no conflicts. They tend to have a relaxed attitude, which doesn’t always imply passivity on their part.

Quite simply, quiet children know that confrontation isn’t necessary for the vast majority of issues, nor do they give rise to negative emotions.

Their tranquility and patience make them very nice individuals, but they aren’t usually extroverted.

Approaching them can be a bit difficult, since their calm nature can give the impression that they don’t want to interact. On the contrary, they are interested in interacting and communicating with others.

Remember that effusiveness isn’t always the clearest manifestation of interest.

If your child is quiet, we recommend that you educate him, without falling into the trap of overprotecting him, and that you encourage him to express his emotions.

Don’t push him and, above all, be sure to give him the love that he needs.

In this way, you’ll help him have all the necessary tools to achieve an integral development that provides him with advantages throughout his life.

What You Should Know About Quiet Children

Characteristics of quiet children’s behavior

1. They aren’t necessarily shy

The fact is that being quiet and being shy don’t necessarily go hand in hand. In the case of calm children, what happens is that they tend to be a little more reserved but, once they’re in a trusting environment, they act with total spontaneity.

Quiet children have a cautious attitude. They observe new situations to see what will happen before facing them directly. But once they have control over the situation, no one can hold them back.

2. They’re always listening and assimilating information

Don’t confuse the quiet nature of children with the fact that they don’t pay attention when you talk to them.

These are very observant people who tend to pay attention to everything that surrounds them. Consequently, they internalize many feelings and thoughts.

3. They don’t usually talk to strangers

If you notice your child has difficulty speaking with strangers, it’s better to not force him to face these situations, since it can be really uncomfortable.

Help him, in a subtle and empathetic way, to overcome this difficulty and step out of his comfort zone little by little.

Although talking to a random person isn’t a priority, you should try to encourage him to intervene in everyday situations, such as ordering food at a restaurant or buying treats at a grocery store.

4. Many things happen behind that silent exterior

As children grow and begin to read and write, it’s a good time to understand that many things are taking place in the minds of quiet children.

Quiet children aren’t always going to talk about all of their thoughts and feelings with their parents. This is not bad, but you have to give them some attention.

To help them feel more comfortable, you can encourage them to write in a journal or create their own stories in order for you to realize they might have more knowledge than you expected.

The quieter a man becomes, the greater his success, his influence, his power. The tranquility of the mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

-James Allen-

What You Should Know About Quiet Children

5. They don’t feel the need to be the center of attention

Quiet children don’t have the need to monopolize attention. They thrive more with personal interaction. Consequently, they aren’t attracted by the idea of being the center of social situations.

6. They need to tell you about their hopes and dreams

Quiet children want someone to really listen to them, without judging them in the first place. They want to have a relationship with their teachers, coaches and other adults in their lives.

So you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to approach them and listen to what they have to say.

Try talking to them about the things that matter to them, not just about those that matter to you. The best thing you can do with a quiet child is discover what motivates him and invite him to talk about it.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.