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Shyness In Kids

Parenting Shy Children

I tell parents who attend my shyness classes that through their presence they are giving a gift to their children. Yes, a gift. You see, shyness robs people of opportunities in life. And while many children outgrow shyness with time, for those of ...

Shy Kids: Do We Really Need To "Fix" Them?

It was the first day of a new preschool program, and the instructor was leading the group in a rowdy warm-up. My three-year-old son, Seth, sat quietly and watched the other kids shouting out answers. When the instructor noticed he wasn’t participa...

Helping A Shy Child

At birthday parties, while all her classmates are having a terrific time, 4-year-old Victoria Taylor refuses to join in the fun. "Instead of playing with the other children, she glues herself to my leg and cries," says her mother, Nancy, of Savann...

Most Kids Can Learn To Manage Social Anxiety So They Can Connect Happily With Others.

Some children who are considered shy are highly sensitive, meaning very aware of and strongly affected by their environment. Others are introverted, meaning that they need time away from other people to renew their energy. Some children are so abs...

Helping Children To Be Confident

Helping shy children come out of their shell can be difficult and needs to be handled delicately, especially if your child suffers from social anxiety. Shyness is a very normal characteristic of early childhood - after all, the world's a big place...

How To Help Your Shy Child

Most days, it seems like your preschooler's mouth never stops moving -- she can fill every hour with questions and comments. But put that same little chatterbox in an unfamiliar setting -- a playground full of new kids, for example -- and she turn...

Shyness In Children

Although childhood shyness is commonplace, it concerns many parents, especially those who place great value on sociability. Some children become shy because of harsh life experiences, but most are born that way. For some middle-years children, soc...

To Help A Shy Child, Listen

Toward the end of the summer, I was seeing a middle-school girl for a physical. The notes from a clinic visit last spring said she was a good student but didn’t talk enough in class. So I asked her: Is this still a problem for you? I’m shy, she sa...

Shyness And Children: 1-8 Years | Raising Children Network

All children are born with individual temperaments. Temperament is the way a child interacts with the world. ‘Shyness’ is one type of temperament. Children with shy temperaments tend to be uncomfortable with social interactions. They sometimes kee...

How To Help A Child Who Is Shy

1. It’s vital you avoid labelling your child as shy or nervous, either directly to your child or when talking about her to others. Labels stick and rapidly lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy. You may have banished all labels, but what happens if y...

Shyness And Children

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The Shy Spectrum In Kids

If your child is shy and quiet, it can be difficult to know whether or not to be concerned. This is because shyness and social anxiety disorder actually exist on a continuum. Shy but basically secure and successful. Let's look at Vanessa. She's a ...

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Shyness In Kids

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Shy kids: Do we really need to change them?