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!
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In many cases, children may become shy and withdrawn because they’re insecure or have self esteem issues.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.
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Many times, kids tend to become withdrawn and shy due to some deep rooted issues.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!
These are great tips for helping with shyness Its good to encourage self esteem in children
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. 🙂
Sometimes sharing your experiences can help empower them. I think that subtle encouragement helps too.
I think it helps when they get at least one friend to help them
Very good to know. My brother was a shy guy as a little guy, but far from it now.
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.