Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Remarkable Gift of Practical Assurance for Your Introvert



If you're an introvert, there's a good chance you read Susan Cain's huge 2013 bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.  And you probably breathed huge sighs of relief as you found yourself in every chapter.  At last, someone finally gave clear voice to who you truly were ... and you felt so incredibly validated, uplifted, and empowered by the time you finished the last chapter.

{Not sure if you're an introvert or an extrovert?  Take this little assessment!}

If you have younger introverts in your life ... kiddos, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, students, whoever ... you'll want to grab hold of Susan's brand new Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts.  Her latest book is geared to 'tweens / teens and focuses on the big challenges they face in navigating schoolwork, the cafeteria, parties, extracurricular activities, peer relationships, and family life.

In a word, I think it's superb.

And while it might be written for the next generation, the author doesn't talk down to her target audience ... and the adults who read this little masterpiece won't find her style in any way childish.  The illustrations are charming and Susan's practical wisdom and down-to-earth stories offer hope to quiet kids who are weaving their way through the oft' overwhelming maze of daily life.

You'll wish this book had been available to you back in the day.

Introverts have beautiful gifts, marvelous strengths, and unlimited potential.  The more we understand ourselves and the unique way God has shaped us, the more we're empowered to live life big and bold ... but in ways that align with who we are.  Giving this gift of insight to the kids in our lives is a priceless gift that equips them to soar.

I'll go out on a limb and predict that this will be THE parenting book of 2016.

If you're a teacher, a youth leader, a coach, or a parent of introverted children of any age, this is absolutely MUST reading.  Here's the bounty of insight you've been searching for.

Explore Susan's comprehensive Quiet Parenting website, too.




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visiting with Anne & Holley

31 comments:

  1. Never read the book, but I never really wondered whether I was an introvert or not. And I still have no idea!

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    1. Well, thanks to you, I've added a link to a quickie assessment in the post! Appreciate the prompt, Andrew!

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  2. I'm glad to know about this book, especially since it's geared towards teens. My sweet daughter is an introvert!

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    1. I hear ya', Betsy! I've got a few sweet grand-kiddos that are quiet kindred spirits!

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  3. I don't have any youngsters in my household anymore, but I might just read this book anyway! Loved her first book and how it affirmed us introverts as "normal" after all :) Thanks for the review, Linda.

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    1. You make such an impact on little ones in your community, friend. I'd love to hear your take on this!

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  4. I would love to get this for my 5th grader and would like to support your blog by using the affiliate link but I try to always use Amazon Smile - if everyone uses it, the donations will really add up. Could you please add an affiliate link to smile.amazon.com if this is not too time consuming and/or difficult to do? Thanks in advance!

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    1. Well, you're so sweet, Debbi! I did a quick check and didn't see how to easily combine Amazon Smile to my affiliate link, so please go ahead and use your own link so you can donate to your favorite non-profit.

      Thanks for reaching out ... I'm so glad you're here today!

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  5. I am NOT an introvert! But, I need to read this book to understand the high percentage of introverts in our family.

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    1. Yes and amen to extroverts and introverts taking the time to understand and appreciate what makes each other tick!

      Would love to hear what you think about the book when you're done, Muriel!

      ;-}

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  6. Linda, I just took the assessment and was not entirely surprised to find out that, after living most of my life as an introvert, I am now an ambivert! I need to read both of Susan Cain's books, though, as I'm married to a confirmed introvert and mom to another. :-) Thanks for the recommendation(s)!

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    1. Just goes to show that we do morph and change over time, huh? Please let me know how these books impact how you do life together as a family, ok?

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  7. Oh, Linda, this is exciting news, indeed! Yes, I did read Susan Cain's first book and it so affirmed the me in me. I'll be sure to order this for my own reading pleasure and pass it on to my daughter who has three girls.
    Thanks and blessings!

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    1. Don't you just love sharing what's worked for you with those you love most?



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  8. Linda,
    I've not heard of this author or her book but it sounds like something I'd be very interested in! And I wonder if I'd better understand my niece and nephew's little emerging personalities with that book, too. I love what you said about back in the day -- what a plethora of temperament and behavior books there are now-- phew -- so much help available nowadays it's hard to wonder how we did without them! :)

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    1. It's been fun to get to know your niece and nephew just a bit over at your place ...

      The two of them sure keep you on your toes!

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    1. Absolutely! Every teacher, every coach, anyone who works with kids of any age? This is a gold mine!

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  10. I was too shy to take the assessment.

    The book sounds good though.

    God bless.

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    1. I'm slow this morning. It took me a brief minute to get it.

      I thank you for your sometimes subtle humor, Victor!

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  11. I did the assessment and I am an ambivert (according to your link). I would say I was a solid extrovert as a younger woman but I think aging is pulling me over a bit to the joys of intoverting (if that is a word).

    I passed the Quiet Revolution parenting link to a teacher who also has an introverted child. I love discovering temperament tendencies. My favorite book was Spirit-filled Temperment by Tim LaHaye (that is taking it back a few years). What I learned about myself from that book was invaluable. Because we are all so different, God helped me thru LaHaye to find my unique tendencies and ways He worked in me as I learned about myself. Cool stuff!

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    1. 'the joys of introverting' ... yeah, I like that. You've said it beautifully!

      I couldn't be happier in this place. And it sounds like the same is true for you.

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  12. I've never heard of either book, Linda. Thanks so much for the info. I've always been an introvert...interested to read what this book shares, also for my girl.

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    1. Like mother, like daughter ... a sweet pairing of introverts!

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  13. I loved Susan Cain's book Quiet and heard that she came out with this edition for kids/teens. SO great! I will definitely have to look into it!

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    1. Would love to hear what you think, Elle ...

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  14. Looks like an interesting read... I need to get back into reading parenting books, recently Ive been all about home improvement books, lol! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. I hear ya' ... we tend to go in reading cycles, don't we!

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  15. In case you didn't already guess, I am an introvert! :) There are times I describe myself as an extroverted introvert when with a group of people but it is my way of trying to make everyone feel comfortable. After spending a couple of days with a group of people, I need to come home and be totally by myself. You too??? I know when my introverted self needs a time out. I have not heard of this book but I'm glad I have now. Thank you Linda for the review!

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    1. Mary, for sure we are kindred spirit introverts! Yep, we extend ourselves in ministry, in reaching out. But at the end of the day, solitude and silence refill our cups.

      I'd love to hear your take on the book if you get a hold of a copy ...

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  16. Thanks for sharing about this book, Linda. I read "Quiet" and really liked it but I didn't know about this youth version. I will definitely check it out as I do a lot of work with young people and I think it is very easy for introverts to be overlooked in planning youth activities.

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda