Raising a kid is a pretty tough thing to do. It becomes even more difficult when you realize that your child is the complete opposite of you. This causes a lot of inconveniences not only for the parent but for the child as well. Here are some tips to efficiently raise children completely opposite to you
1. Talk By Talking
If you are an introvert trying to raise an extroverted child, you need to keep calm. Extroverts talk all the time not because they want to talk. They talk because that’s how they function. They talk because they are thinking and not because they specifically want to talk to you.
2. Keep quiet
Don’t reply in frustration. Just keep calm and quiet. At times your kid might be just thinking out loud. Your perception and their demands at times might be completely different. The trick is to remain calm and quiet.
3. Answer the obvious questions
Extroverted kids will ask the most obvious questions. The trick is to remain calm and keep answering them. As time goes by, they will get accustomed to it and won’t even wait for your answer. They will know the answer for themselves and say it just for the sake of saying it. You have to keep calm till they reach that point.
4. Find their environment
Find what type of environment your child is comfortable in. Find if they like to get lost in a book in a quiet and peaceful place or they like the hustle and bustle of a playground. Find out the environment they like and try to match it. The best way to make a child feel comfortable and let them grow is to provide them with the environment in which they are the most comfortable. Don’t put them out of their comfort zone just to toughen them up. They will gradually come out of it themselves.
5. Eating habits
Raising a kid who wants to be outside all the time whereas you are an indoor person. The trick here is to just let them be. Create a schedule for them where you both have to compromise. It’ll serve 2 purposes if you know what I mean.