Is your child shy?

United States
July 21, 2010 11:39am CST
Many children are shy at the first sight when they see a stranger. That is no different from my cousin's children. They might get scare when they first play with you. But after they get to know you, they will be much fun and hospital at your company. Some children are naturally not shy. They would share food and share their toys with you. They will even invite you to play along with them. That is what I saw on my friend's son. He invited me to play along with him or a bike ride. And show me his toys collection too. How about your child. Are they inherently shy?
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10 responses
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jul 10
My oldest is very, very shy. When she started kindergarten, the teacher would ask her a question and she would just stare at her. It takes her a while to get comfortable and come out of her shell. The twins are a little less shy, but it takes them a while to warm up to people too.
• United States
21 Jul 10
Kids are like that, you should give them more time to get comfortable with people around them. That is what they are. Hope that they will be get used to people.
• United States
30 Jul 10
I have two a boy and a girl, funny that my girl is so shy I think sometimes she is appears to be afraid of her own shadow. Then my son on the other hand is so out spoken, whereas he is never afraid to speak up. Funny how personalities are so different when they were both raised in same home and treated fairly. I suppose being shy is just part of their nature.
• India
30 Jul 10
I was shy when i was a child. Now i am 18. But in my childhood i used to shy infront of the strangers.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
22 Jul 10
My son is shy when he meets a person for the very first time. But when he gets accustomed to such person, then he is is very much a talkative boy. Well, I wanted him to feel confident about himself but I guess, its really normal for most children to be shy in when facing someone for the first time.
@Muteki (114)
• Japan
22 Jul 10
My daughter of 18 months is very shy of adults especially men for the first hour or so of meeting. She warms up a little after that and starts giving u items. She seems to be especially weary of black men, eventhough I am black myself and wife is Japanese. We r the minority in Japan so I guess she get used to it.
@youless (85368)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 10
Sometimes my son is shy. If you ask him to have the performance in public, he is unwillingly to do it. But if a stranger talks to him for a while, at least he will respond and continue the chat. I hope he will be much more active. I love China
• India
21 Jul 10
Hi ! I have seen many children who are shy. My cousins are quite shy with strangers and often with distant relatives. I think it fades away with time. Some children just need sometime to move along with new people, but in course of time, they seem to get along very well :)
@angelface23 (2502)
• United States
21 Jul 10
My oldest is pretty shy around new people. If she doesn't know them and they try to talk to her she will hide behind me. But she does warm up quickly to new people. It used to be a lot worse when she was younger. She is 4 now.
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
21 Jul 10
My oldest son who is 11 now is kind of shy but he is coming out of being shy. At first he is quiet but once he gets to know you he joiins in the group. I was very shy when I was growing up. I hated being that way and I never got past the stage of joining in. I think in a way it's good but only if they outgrow the whole shyness. In life as you get older shyness gets you nowhere, especially in job interviews or meeting people.
@misheli (554)
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
My 2 kids are both shy. They don't mingle with other kids.