How would help your child overcome shyness?

June 1, 2008 4:15pm CST
O yes, that is my problem, I have a daughter who is now 9 years old and she is shy. sometimes, she is just too shy to answer when she is aked by somebody. In school, she has having hard time to participate. Now is school again in the Philippines and again she will be having stress of being shy. How did you help your child overcome this situation if ever you have one? Or if you know of somebody who was successful in this area would you share with me? Thanks for the idea.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
I was extremely shy when I was in school had a hard time making friends but then again I prefered to be alone. I got over most of my shyness but all of it nope
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• Philippines
7 Aug 08
i hope she would be able to overcome it.
@sbhuttan (21)
• India
22 Feb 09
yes it can be a very big problem if your child is shy. as this is a competitive world and a shy person can not be able to cope up with the outer world. i think to conquer this problem there are some guidelline which we can follow. First of all we must observe that is there any family member who is shy or you can say under confident. as family is the first social institute which a baby come across to fulfill his needs. so if there is any such person in the family then obviously the child will be the same. after all the baby consists family members' qualities. secondly parents should take the baby to social gatherings and there they should leave their child play with other children and let him/her interacting with others. dont try to fix his/her limitations let him follow his heart openly.parents should tell the teacher of the child to encourage him to take part in stage activity. i think in this way we can handle the situation effectively.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
2 Jun 08
I was a mega shy kid anfd it took someone to come into my life to give me confidence in myself, I think that is all people need is someone to lift them up out of their shyness, this may take time for your daughter I guess you could try and tell her that everyone feels insecure at times it is just that some people put on an act to cover it and some people just have that natural confidence, but i think most people have little fears in public after all everyone wants to be liked ans accepted..its just a matter of either having the confidence or putting on an act of confidence until it comes naturally...