February 7, 2013
Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School

When a parent tells me that his or her child is simply not capable of communicating educational and emotional needs, I see a child even more in need of mastering interpersonal communication. I’m not talking about the value of communication as it relates to grades here; I am talking about the value of communication as it relates to personal health, happiness, and safety. A student who is unwilling to stand up for herself and tell me that she does not understand the difference between an adverb and a verb is also less likely to stand up for herself if she is being harassed or pressured in other areas of her life.
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Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School

When a parent tells me that his or her child is simply not capable of communicating educational and emotional needs, I see a child even more in need of mastering interpersonal communication. I’m not talking about the value of communication as it relates to grades here; I am talking about the value of communication as it relates to personal health, happiness, and safety. A student who is unwilling to stand up for herself and tell me that she does not understand the difference between an adverb and a verb is also less likely to stand up for herself if she is being harassed or pressured in other areas of her life.

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock]

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    Awesome response.
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    This is an extremely biased perspective written with seemingly good intent but failing miserably to find middle ground...
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    This was me, and still is to a point. I would fail something bc I was too scared to speak up.
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    wow, you can fuck right off, OP. i am so glad that ‘all the extensive research’ you’ve done on introverts hasn’t changed...
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