Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gram's Pick of The Week: Quiet Kids by Christine Fonseca

Gram's recommended!
Today's Gram's pick is a non-fiction book that covers the important topic of understanding and helping an introverted child succeed in our extroverted world. The assumption is: What kid wouldn't want to be on T.V.? The reality not every child comes into the world with a desire to be out front. Does that make them lazy? Does that mean that there isn't a place for them in this world of loud, pushy go-getters? 
    According the Fonseca, introverts have much to offer the world and it's time we recognize those strengths and instead of forcing them to change who they are. To help them find their voice and place in a world where people spend less and less time developing an inner world. What do introverts have to offer as we head into the next century of fast moving, high tech innovation? Fonseca will have you changing your perspective and draw the line between introverts and being shy. There is a difference. I highly recommend this book to educators and parents. 

About The Book: Being an introverted child is difficult, especially in an ever-increasingly noisy world. Often viewed as aloof, unmotivated or conceited, introverted children are deeply misunderstood by parents, educators and even their peers. That’s where "Quiet Kids: Helping Your Introverted Child Thrive in an Extroverted World" comes in. Designed to provide parents with a blueprint for not only understanding the nature of introversion, Quiet Kids provides specific strategies to teach their children how to thrive in a world that may not understand them. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses real-world examples and stories from introverts and parents to show parents and educators how to help children develop resiliency and enhance the positive qualities of being an introvert. With specific strategies to address academic performance, bullying, and resiliency, Quiet Kids is a must read for anyone wishing to enhance the lives of introverted children.

About the Author: Christine Fonseca
Who:Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

In addition to writing, Ms. Fonseca is a frequent presenter and trainer on subjects ranging from writing to behavior and understanding the unique needs of gifted children. She blogs regularly on many sites and participates in events throughout the country. See the News/Events page for upcoming events.

When Christine isn’t crafting her next book and working with kids, she can be found sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or exploring the world with her family.


  1. Pam, I passed this book/post along to my daughter-in-law (a special ed teacher) and her mom (an elementary school principal) 'cause I thought it might be useful to them, too :)

    This immediately brought to mind this wonderful TEDtalk:

    https :// www /talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts

    1. I haven't had a chance to check out the TED talk, yet but I definitely have it on my list. Thanks for stopping by. I was an introvert and I still am in many ways. Back when I was in school they often labeled as apathetic. Now we all know that I spend more time in my mind than others. ;)

  2. This looks like a book many could use. My granddaughter is very talented, but very, very shy. I will have to check this out. Thanks for telling me about it.

    1. It all has to do with how we energize our batteries. If I get a chance to do something creative everyday I'm a much happier person!

  3. Thanks for posting about this! I'm sure we all know a child who can benefit! What an interesting topic for a book!

  4. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer, always good to see your smiling face.

  5. I'm going to have to read this! I'm an introvert, and I have an introverted child as well. The title reminded me of QUIET, a book that I loved so much.
    Thanks for featuring this!


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