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3 Ways To Make Your Child Overcome Shyness

Growing kids have a lot of energy, and more often than not, you’ll find them exploring everything that comes in their way; however, some kids may start presenting antisocial behavior and shyness at a very early stage. As a parent, you may be a bit concerned about it. If that sounds like you, here are 3 simple tips to help your child overcome shyness!

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How To Help Your Child Overcome Shyness

1. Highlight their Strengths

In many cases, children may become shy and withdrawn because they’re insecure or have self esteem issues. If you suspect that is the case, highlighting their strengths often and being vocal about it in front of their friends can help boost his confidence levels, and also reduce their shyness to a good extent. As a parent, always make sure you make your little one feel good about themselves, and if they make a mistake, don’t make a big deal out of it. Teach him how every human has flaws, and it is okay to have them.

2. Encourage Interaction

This one’s a bit tricky. You need to encourage your kid to be friends with those around their age by starting to open up more and by being more social. But at the same time, you have to make sure that you don’t be too pushy. Start by encouraging them to interact with their family friends, cousins, and teachers. Find common topics of conversation and point them out to them to help them feel more confident about establishing a conversation with others.

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3 Ways to Make your Child Overcome Shyness

3. Have a Talk

Many times, kids tend to become withdrawn and shy due to some deep rooted issues. Make sure you get some quality time with your kid often, where the two of you can open up and talk about anything and everything.

As a parent, your job is to make your kid feel secure and safe with you, so that they can open up about anything that might be bothering them, or any issues that they may be dealing with on a personal level, which could be causing them to become shy. You’ll be surprised at how effective these little tricks can be in helping your child overcome shyness!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Good advice for parents with shy children. I’m lucky I didn’t have this particular problem, I think it helped that they all had 6 siblings. 🙂

  2. Good tips, early interaction is very important. The Y used to have a Mom and Me, Swim and Gym class that was great for preschooler.


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