I thought I should share with you the news about a book that I have just written in another genre. This is actually a sequel to my book Quiet Phoenix: An Introvert’s Guide to Rising in Career & Life that was Amazon #1 Bestseller in the Hot New Releases category in Behavioural Psychology and in Legal Profession.
The name of this book is “Quiet Phoenix 2: From Failure to Fulfilment: A Memoir of an Introverted Child”, and it basically celebrates the special characteristics of Quiet or Introverted Children.
The underlying theme of the book is that just as a Phoenix Bird is hardwired to be reborn from the ashes of her ancestors, her tears are meant to cure wounds and she symbolises undying hope and optimism, so is your Quiet child built for persistence, creativity, and self-discipline; and for displaying a knack for self-learning, high emotional intelligence and an impeccable sense of moral responsibility.
Instead of cherishing such rare traits
Introverts are sadly often misunderstood by almost every one.
- Parents worry if their children prefer spending time in solitude, probably day dreaming.
- Teachers presume that if a child hesitates to answer questions, she must be having some kind of learning or even social disability.
- Quiet Children have difficulties in making friends, with their classmates seeing them as “weird”, “rude” or “arrogant”.
- They are seen as “over” sensitive to mean comments or bullying.
- They appear to lack aggression or as some say ‘the will to fight back’.
- Overall, introverted children seem to be more flustered about almost every facet of life in noisy and large Public Schools.
Any advice that Quiet children should be more ‘outgoing’, ‘sociable’ and ‘active’ seems to be counterproductive.
Any aggressive follow up on this advice often results in your Quiet child losing her self-esteem, forcing her to become even more withdrawn.
With fables, stories and real incidents from my own childhood “Quiet Phoenix 2: From Failure to Fulfilment”
Reiterates that introvert Children being asked to behave in a more extroverted fashion is like asking a young Phoenix bird to behave like an Eagle.
Every child is born with some unique traits. The challenge is: how parents, teachers and friends can recognize, nurture and enhance those powers so that every child, quiet or loquacious, becomes a winner.
“Quiet Phoenix 2: From Failure to Fulfilment” sincerely intends to help everyone dealing with ‘Quiet Children’ to cherish and celebrate them for what they are.
And to help them rise above everything; to lead them towards a path of happiness leaving behind all old memories of pain and isolation; and to turn them into life’s winners.
Just like the Phoenix rising from the ashes.
With real life characters like Ms. Brownie Points, Mr. Noisy Ferrari and Ms. Pencil Snatcher, this book is intended for everyone–a parent, teacher, or sports Coach……
Who wants to understand how to harness the powers of Quiet children in an extroverted world.
And if you are an introvert adult, you may find this book useful in understanding yourself, your past and what you want out of life in the future.