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Quiet: The Power of Introverts with Susan Cain

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.

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Episode 2: Parent/Child Fit

How compatible are you with your kid? Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, you’ll want to catch this episode with guests Arianna Huffington and her daughter Isabella as they reveal how temperament influences their relationship. We’ll also have some great tips to help you find common ground with your quiet kid.Today’s show is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code QUIET at checkout to get 10% off.

23mins

11 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 3: How One School Learned to Hear Quiet Kids

From the culture of character to today’s classroom, speaking up became the model for measuring what children know. But does grading classroom participation even work? On this episode of Quiet, host Susan Cain and her guests—Jessica Lahey, educator and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Gift of Failure, and professor of education, Emily Klein—explain why it just might be time to say goodbye to this practice. We'll visit Greenwich Academy, one of the oldest girl schools in Connecticut, to find out what made them rethink participation and learning.

25mins

18 Feb 2016

Rank #2

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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.Today’s show is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace dot com. Enter offer code QUIET at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.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.thegreatcourses.com/quiet

19mins

25 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 9: Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Highly sensitive children are prone to all the anxieties andvulnerabilities you’d expect. But what may surprise you is that whenit comes to health, peer relationships, academic outcomes, you nameit, these kids can often do BETTER than their less sensitive peers. Onthis episode of Quiet, host Susan Cain explores exciting newresearch about these so called "orchid children" -- kids who have moretrouble when conditions aren’t ideal, but in the right environment really bloom -- and she'll give you practical tips on how toprovide the fertile ground for your quiet child to thrive.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.

24mins

1 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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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.

24mins

24 Mar 2016

Rank #5