Emily Bingham is an introvert, raised by introverted parents and now raising her own children; one introverted, and the other extroverted. Here's what she's learnt along the way.

Looking back on my childhood I did not realise I was an introvert, nor realised that my parents played an integral role in protecting that fact.

In modern society introversion has become a dirty word, in a culture that has put extroversion on a pedestal, introverts can be seen as lacking; shy, socially awkward, weak and insecure. Introverted children are finding in their relationships, their education, their free time and as they grow, in the careers, that they must be an extrovert…or become one.