Why Parenthood Can Be So Overwhelming for Introverts


For the last few days, couple weeks, a year or two – who can keep track at this point? – I’ve been increasingly frustrated by my kids. They’re reasonably well behaved, at least by other kids’ standards; they just annoy the snot out of me (I get acutely annoyed, not stressed, generally.) Especially in the evenings, as we approach bedtime, when I’ve been dealing with them all day.

I realized that my annoyance with them is probably caused by the same thing that annoys me about other people who don’t happen to be my offspring, and it has nothing to do with them at all – I’m an introvert.

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