If I had a dime for every time I was told I was “too quiet” or that I should get out more as a child, I wouldn’t have to work another day in my life. I’d be retired on some island with an endless supply of books, fuzzy socks, and candles.
Loud places and large groups of people all overwhelmed me as a kid, and still do today as an adult. Introverted children are typically labeled as shy, quiet, or antisocial.
Their behavior is often dismissed as a phase they will grow out of, or a character flaw to be remedied by forced social interaction.
Do you find that your child or teen prefers to spend quiet time alone? Do they get overwhelmed with