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Doctor insights on: Shy Children

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Dr. Joseph Cohen
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Shy Children (Overview)

Children can be naturally shy. As a apart of normal development, children develop stranger recognition at 9 months of age and stranger anxiety by 15 months.


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Can shy children have autism?

Can shy children have autism?

Not really.: Shy children usually do fine with familiar people, just not so well with others. Autism is a constant condition that affects social interactions with everyone and also affects language development and is associated with odd or unusual behaviors. Shyness may be from anxiety or just a personality trait. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Cohen
8 doctors shared insights

Shy Children (Overview)

Children can be naturally shy. As a apart of normal development, children develop stranger recognition at 9 months of age and stranger anxiety by 15 months.


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Can shy children have adhd? Or do you have to be overactive or overtalkative?

Can shy children have adhd?  Or do you have to be overactive or overtalkative?

Yes: Yes shy kids can have adhd. They may not be as talkative but they will get easily distracted, have poor organization, poor attention, doesn't listen, lose things, and avoid activities that require increase attention. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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How can I conquer extreme shyness?

How can I conquer extreme shyness?

It's important to: Work on your self-esteem. Work with a therapist and build your confidence to overcome your shyness. It is worth it. ...Read more

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Is there any effective way to reduce shyness?

Is there any effective way to reduce shyness?

Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib essence desensitize yourself to shyness in these situations. By forcing yourself to meet and interact with ubfamiliar people may also boost your self- confidence. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
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What is the definition or description of: Shyness?

What is the definition or description of: Shyness?

Prefer to be alone: People range in how they interact with others from very introverted or shy to very outgoing. Those that are shy tend to want to be by themselves, an introspective and thoughtful, anxious in their interactions with others and may prefer solitary activities rather than social ones. These are style differences and fall in the range of "normal." Some people are shy sometimes and outgoing other times ...Read more

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How to overcome shyness?

How to overcome shyness?

No simple way: This is an issue that may be a problem. Comes from number of things. If self-image is poor then shyness is not easy to overcome. Need to feel good about yourself. ARE you shy around anyone or just women. You can practice what to say to other in from of mirror. Get ideas from parent or good friend. Then practice in mirror.
Note then going out with people you trust and engage in social areas helps ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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How can I get over shyness?

Focus on them: Shy people tend to be preoccupied with themselves (e.g., will people like me?) when they encounter others. Consider, the next time you meet someone, focus on learning about the other person (a favorite subject for many). This will take the spotlight off you, and may help you relax. Relaxation and mindfulness skills can also be invaluable as can developing interests to bolster your self-confidence. ...Read more

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How do I get over my shyness?

Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib essence desensitize yourself to shyness in these situations. By forcing yourself to meet and interact with ubfamiliar people may also boost your self- confidence. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly
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How can I get over extreme shyness?

How can I get over extreme shyness?

Shyness: Force yourself to simply start a conversation with someone you are around... For example. Go to the coffee house and strike up a conversation about anything with the coffee employee. ...Read more

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How might extreme shyness be overcome?

How might extreme shyness be overcome?

Meds + therapy: The Best approach is to engage in a specific type of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) to learn to cope skills and practice overcoming your fears with a professional by your side. Medications such as ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) celexa, etc.) can be very helpful as well. A. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
monthly
measure daily blood sugar
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eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
daily
daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
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How to overcome shyness with medication?

How to overcome shyness with medication?

May Not Be Needed: Shyness by itself is a normal personality trait and does not automatically require treatment. However, if shyness is part of a more severe picture, or if you are not able to do the things you really need to do, then it would be worthwhile to talk to a mental health professional. Medication may or may not be needed. ...Read more

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How can I help my child overcome shyness?

How can I help my child overcome shyness?

Patience: Babies transition thru stages in life. Under 6mo they may be interested & happy with everyone, then go thru an awakening to realize how much they depend on you. This results in separation anxiety, a normal finding. It varies with child & situation & may continue for some time. They grow up understanding you, but not new people, settings, etc. Work with them to enjoy such events & this should pass. ...Read more

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Helping your Child through College (Checklist)

Make a pre-college physical with their doctor
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Be supportive, but not intrusive
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Allow them to figure out how to live independently
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Encourage them to get enough sleep and eat healthily
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How can I overcome my shyness around people?

How can I overcome my shyness around people?

Treatment: Treatment should begin with a good therapist. Treatment may also involve medications that are approved for social phobia like some ssri's. ...Read more

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How can I help my child to overcome her shyness?

How can I help my child to overcome her shyness?

Make her feel safe.: Kids are normally shy when they are young. You do not mention your child's age, but being shy is part of a personality trait and not a disease. Most people, adults and children alike feel shy" when they around strangers or large gatherings, not to mention when they have to give a presentation at school. Let her know it is ok to be shy and avoid pushing her. She will blossom when it is right. ...Read more