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Susan Cain, bestselling author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking," hosts this ten-part weekly series on parenting and teaching introverted children. Susan will dive into why quiet kids are unique and require different parenting and teaching methods from their extroverted peers. Susan and her expert guests will discuss how parents and schools can help introverts thrive, how social media allows quiet children to express themselves in ways that were never possible before, the neuroscience of introversion, and much more.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts with Susan Cain Panoply

    • Health & Fitness

Susan Cain, bestselling author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking," hosts this ten-part weekly series on parenting and teaching introverted children. Susan will dive into why quiet kids are unique and require different parenting and teaching methods from their extroverted peers. Susan and her expert guests will discuss how parents and schools can help introverts thrive, how social media allows quiet children to express themselves in ways that were never possible before, the neuroscience of introversion, and much more.

    Episode 9: Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

    Episode 9: Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

    Highly sensitive children are prone to all the anxieties and
    vulnerabilities you’d expect. But what may surprise you is that when
    it comes to health, peer relationships, academic outcomes, you name
    it, these kids can often do BETTER than their less sensitive peers. On
    this episode of Quiet, host Susan Cain explores exciting new
    research about these so called "orchid children" -- kids who have more
    trouble when conditions aren’t ideal, but in the right environment
     really bloom -- and she'll give you practical tips on how to
    provide the fertile ground for your quiet child to thrive.
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    • 24 min
    Episode 8: Quiet at College

    Episode 8: Quiet at College

    It’s no secret that getting into your dream school takes a lot more than good grades and high SAT scores. Many schools also look for student leaders--but of course, not everyone wants to be student body president or captain of the varsity team. On this episode of Quiet, Susan Cain will show you how to help your quiet teen navigate the college application process and how to get into the school that’s right for her. Plus, we’ll give practical tips to help your introvert adjust to campus life once she gets there.
    Today’s show is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. Start learning about topics ranging from History to Psychology and many more. Try it for free by visiting www.THEGREATCOURSESPLUS.com/QUIET.
    And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! QUIET listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code QUIET. Learn more at www.littlepassports.com/QUIET.

    • 24 min
    Episode 7: Molly Ringwald - Hollywood’s Introvert

    Episode 7: Molly Ringwald - Hollywood’s Introvert

    Hollywood, with its love of self-promotion, seems an unlikely place for a shy, introverted girl to find fame, but Molly Ringwald has never done things like other people. As the star of the John Hughes’ hits Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, and The Breakfast Club, Molly turned being a quiet teen from barely acceptable to cool. Susan and Molly discuss Molly’s introverted nature and how it applies to her life onstage as well as to her role as a parent.
    'Today’s show is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. Start learning about topics ranging from History to Psychology and many more. Try it for free by visiting www.THEGREATCOURSESPLUS.com/QUIET.
    And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! QUIET listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code QUIET. Learn more at www.littlepassports.com/QUIET.

    • 32 min
    Episode 6: Is Your Child Quietly Gifted?:

    Episode 6: Is Your Child Quietly Gifted?:

    Studies report that up to 75 percent of the highly gifted population are introverts. On this episode of Quiet, Host Susan Cain explores the connection between introversion and giftedness. We’ll look at the unique challenges that gifted introverts face, and show you how to spot the quietly gifted children in your life. We’ll also hear how Grammy Award-winning musician Scott Mayo’s experience growing up as a gifted introvert helped him support and challenge his own gifted child to unlock his exceptional talent.
    Today’s show is brought to you by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! QUIET listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code QUIET. Learn more at LITTLEPASSPORTS.COM/QUIET

    • 24 min
    Episode 5: How Young Introverts Can Thrive on Social Media

    Episode 5: How Young Introverts Can Thrive on Social Media

    On this episode of Quiet, host Susan Cain explores how introverts, young and old alike, are using social media as a safe place to experiment with speaking up and finding their place in the wider world. Susan and her guests will take a clear-eyed look at the risks associated with social media on the developing brain, and provide concrete tips on how parents and teachers can help their quiet kids get the most out of our connected world without losing themselves in it.
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    And by The Great Courses Plus. Start learning about topics ranging from history to art and many more. Try it for free by visiting www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/QUIET

    • 22 min
    Episode 4: Sports and Self-Esteem

    Episode 4: Sports and Self-Esteem

     In this episode, Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis  and Charlie White share how introversion gave them an edge in the competitive world of figure skating. Host Susan Cain explains how mastering a sport—or any other beloved pursuit, from robotics to the performing arts—is a great way to build a child's self esteem. She'll show you how to spot common traps for quiet kids, such as fear of failure and perfectionism, and give you concrete tips on how to choose the right activity—and  the right coach—to build your budding athlete's confidence.

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Cips6 ,

Game changer for parents and educators

I recommend this podcast to all of my friends. As a parent and educator, I have gained perspective and empathy for both the introverts and extroverts in my life. With this, I can understand the world and people around me to be a more effective and compassionate human being. Thank you, Susan Cain. I look forward to your upcoming episodes.

Sanath84 ,

Enlightening and enriching

This is a fabulous podcast and I recommend to all the parents who have introverted kids. I’m an adult and I had so much to learn by listening to this podcast. This is something I wish my parents had access to when I was a kid.

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Salient

From the first episode, I was hooked. Susan Cain’s gentle, yet persuasive command of this topic is so helpful. As you might have guessed, I am an introvert. As the only introvert in a family of extroverts, I always had to explain myself... why did I love to listen to music alone in my room? Why did I spend so much time writing in my diary? Why was I the only member of my family not putting in their two cents at dinner? Yes, I was criticized regularly for being different.
As Susan rightly states, there’s nothing wrong with us... in fact, our sensitivity and our ability to observe and analyze make us valuable members of society. We are successful because of our introversion, not despite it. Thank you, Susan, for allowing introverts like me to be - and accept - ourselves. Now if I could only get all those talkers in the family to listen to your podcast. (They seem to never stop talking long enough to listen... <sigh>...)

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