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12 Tips for Introverted Parents: Download the PDF

If you’re an introvert, how old were you when you figured it out?

I was in my mid-twenties—working from home with two little boys always within arm’s reach of me—when I connected the dots.

There was a reason I sometimes needed to check out of my social life? There was a reason I felt so worn down by the constant questions and “watch me, Mom!” from my toddler? There was a reason I spent a lot of time at home with my kids (because that’s how I like it) and still felt utterly depleted at the end of each day?

Cue me breathing a long, dramatic sigh of relief (and gleefully canceling even more of the activities on my calendar!).

I have a theory that the relief I felt at learning about my introversion is universal—especially if you’re a parent. The nonstop nature and continuous noise of parenting is extra… tricky for people who need quiet and space in order to recharge.

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I recently asked our community to share the first tip you’d give to a parent who has just discovered the connection between her introversion and her struggles as a parent. No surprise—y’all delivered! So I whipped up a PDF: 12 tips for introverted parents, from introverted parents.

I love that the advice is from real, everyday women who have connected the dots just like you have. Their tips are varied and specific, and in my (obviously biased) opinion totally worth reading. 😉

Just enter your info below to have the PDF sent right to your inbox! 

PS. Take a peek at my ecourse, Talked Out, Touched Out: Learn to Thrive as an Introverted Mom! Registration will re-open Fall 2018. I’d be so thrilled to have you join us and move toward becoming a calmer, happier you.


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    August 24, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I got this post in my email this morning (I am already subscribed) but I couldn’t find a way to download the PDF (which looks SOOO timely and helpful- I can’t wait to read it!) without re-subscribing to the email list. Can you please help me? Thanks!

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      August 24, 2017 at 6:48 am

      Am having the same issue – how do I download the printable if I am already subscribed to the email list?

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      August 24, 2017 at 7:17 am

      I am subscribed as well and do not find a link to download this printable. Can’t wait to read it! Thanks!

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        Candie Mooney
        August 24, 2017 at 9:09 am

        Same here! Would love to read this.

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          Erica Layne
          August 24, 2017 at 9:16 am

          Hey ladies! I’m emailing you all a copy right now! Sorry … I love to write, but the techy part is not my forte! 😉 😉

          • Emily
            August 30, 2017 at 6:39 am

            I would love one too! Just subscribed!

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    August 24, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I’m just pleased it isn’t just me being a bit slow! Thank you for showing I am in good company!

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      Erica Layne
      August 24, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Not slow at all, Hannah! Haha. I know the feeling, though! Thanks so much for being with us!!

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    August 24, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Ditto on the comments above; i’m a subscriber and would love to read this, even though I’m no longer a parent of “littles.”

    In answer to Erica’s question, I discovered my introversion when my children were small, when they made constant demands for my time, undivided attention, and love, while I craved solitude and quiet in equal constancy.

    I tried many things to balance these divergent needs, with varying amounts of success. Cultivating a deep spiritual practice and making weekend-long retreats was by far my best method, but day-to-day balance remained a struggle and always seemed just out of reach. Some days I felt that I had made a huge mistake in having children; that I wasn’t cut out for it. Other days, I felt overwhelmed with the love I felt for my family and knew that I had chosen well. Either way, the choice was made and my commitment was full. I arose early each morning for quiet time, and meditation on an unshakeable inner peace was helpful. In daily life, on my best days, I found that intentionally “letting go” and going with the flow brought some amount of relief on a consistent basis.

    Fast forward to today… my daughter is in her 30’s and has given me two precious and amazing granddaughters. I still absolutely need solitude and quiet, but now with no littles underfoot in our home, it’s easier for me to find, and I have found the balance I need in quiet daily routine, keeping a peaceful and uncluttered home, deep spiritual practice, and careful moderation of social time, outside commitments, and meaningless “busyness.”

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      Erica Layne
      August 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Wow, Missy. I was SO inspired by your comment. I can relate on so many levels. I especially loved this vulnerable and oh-so-relatable admission: “Some days I felt that I had made a huge mistake in having children; that I wasn’t cut out for it. Other days, I felt overwhelmed with the love I felt for my family and knew that I had chosen well.” Thank you for sharing!

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    Carrie Collins
    August 24, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Same issue as above, could you please e-mail this to me.

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    Jacqueline Beers
    August 24, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I would love this printable as well. I tried to re-subscribe to get the printable but it wouldn’t process because I’m already on your list. I’m also interested in your ecourse mentioned in this article. Will you be emailing registration info when it opens?

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    Jodi Crews
    August 24, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I would love a copy of this too. I am already a subscriber.

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    August 24, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I just signed up, but didn’t get a copy. Can you send it to me?

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    August 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I was in my late teens when I took a Myers Briggs and first heard of introverts/extroverts. It made SO MUCH SENSE and really was a life changing thing for me to realize that there wasn’t anything wrong with me, I was just an introvert! Looking forward to reading the tips, please send them my way! Thanks!

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      Erica Layne
      August 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Absolutely, Laura! Thanks for your comment! Sending the tips now. 🙂

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    August 24, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I’m already subscribed and would love a copy too please 🙂

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    August 25, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Having the same issue as everyone else. I subscribed and can’t find the download either.

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      Erica Layne
      August 25, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Hi Jess! I tried emailing you just now but got a delivery error. Would you shoot me a quick email at erica @ ericalayne . co and I’ll send it over! Thanks!

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    Rachel T.
    August 25, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Pretty much it was this year I realized I am an introvert. So…29? 🙂 I would love this PDF too.

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    Erica Layne
    August 25, 2017 at 9:19 am

    For anyone coming after this comment, just a friendly reminder to be sure to check the box for “Printable: 12 Tips for Introverted Parents” when on the subscribe form (link in article above). Once you confirm your subscription, the email with the PDF in it will arrive shortly! <3

    And if you're already a subscriber, shoot me an email at erica @ ericalayne . co, and I'll send the PDF over! All the best! -Erica

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    Charmain Le Roux
    August 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Iam also already an subscriber, would love to read post. Appreciate

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    Melissa Marinelli
    August 30, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Me too! I am a subscriber and I definitely need these tips! Thanks Erica xx

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    Misty reed
    September 8, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I’d like the 12 tips too plz.

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      Erica Layne
      September 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

      I just added you to my list, Misty! So you may have to confirm, but once you do, the PDF will arrive shortly! Thanks for your interest!

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    September 25, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Hi there. Having some trouble with downloading the 12 tips for introverted parents. Can you email it to me please. Thank you.

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    Nichole McCullors
    October 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I did not geit the PDF in my enail

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    October 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Can I please get a copy of the 12 tips?

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