Here’s how you can help:
- Recognise that you are blessed with a sensitive, deeply caring, reserved child who is slow to warm up to strangers, approaches social relationships cautiously, but generally seems to be a happy person.
- Never label a child ‘shy’ – it makes them feel something’s wrong with them and will probably make them even more shy.
- Don’t try to reason or coax your child out of their shyness. They will likely react against you. Just create comfortable situations that let their social personality develop naturally.
- Tell your child ahead of social situations what’s expected of them – a simple, “Hi” and quiet polite behaviour. Give them time to prepare, and don’t ask more than you can reasonably expect. Keep the attention off the child.
- Be patient. We tend to think of shyness as a social handicap, yet shy children tend to grow up into sensitive, empathetic adults.
If we look at what shyness really means, being a shy child is not such a negative quality after all. Shyness can be a help or a handicap to a child, depending on how it’s handled.
We live in a world that’s loud, fast, and busy. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming for the shy people among us.
We need to remember that the world is a gentler and quieter place because of them.
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