Dealing With Introvert Children: Of Respecting Their Space and Giving them Freedom
Stephen Hawking quoted that “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” Yet we always underrate an introvert person. Hence, being a mentor it is necessary for you to understand and create such an atmosphere where each kind of a child is able to comfort him within the classroom setting. Given below are five ways to deal with introvert children:
1) LET THEM BE: As a mentor; one must not try and break the shell of a child. It will merely lead to a lot of chaos and confusion within a child’s mind. Instead let them be within their own cosmos and try to channelize their emotions in such a manner where they don’t feel under confident.
2) CONNECT AND COMMUNICATE: Connection is the very basis of a student-teacher relationship. Therefore, in order to understand an introvert child first communicate with them in a way which is comfortable to them. This will help you to know a child’s likes and dislikes and their talents aspects.
3) RESPECT THEIR SPACE: Susan Cain once said, “Everyone shines, given the right lightning.” Each child is entitled to be in his/her space so that they feel home within their own skin. Hence, it is required for a mentor to give certain space to the child and let it evolve eventually.
4) PLAN INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES: In order to get the child involved in classroom activities, a mentor can plan inclusive activities through which the child will start liking the classroom learning process and also start gelling with his/her classmates.
5) MOTIVATE: The best way to form a stepping stone in a child’s life is to constantly motivate him/her. For an introvert child, motivation is a very instrumental tool. It eases the noise inside the child’s mind and in turn inspires him/her to understand himself/herself effectively.
These are just five beautiful ways that a mentor can try and instill in their minds while dealing with introvert children.There are so many more ways to be children with quiet minds. The point thus is to remember that is is completely okay if your child prefers to be with him or her own self. It means the child have the capability to be their own best buddy, to have very clear minds and also to reflect by themselves in all the situations. Remember that every child is special and different and it is our duty to not only accept but enhance that differences.