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Doctor insights on: Team Building Activities For Shy Kids

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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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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 childĀ“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

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Doctors! what activites can I do this summer to stop my shyness?

Doctors! what activites can I do this summer to stop my shyness?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice beforehand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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How do you help cure shyness in your child?

How do you help cure shyness in your child?

Get them involved in: Activities that will build self confidence. Acting classes, dance, music all include some recitals/performances. Pick something that the child enjoys and hopefully can excel in. Programs like the girl or boy scouts also help by getting them involved in groups and by getting acheivment badges. This will help them try many different kinds of activities and make friends in the process. ...Read more

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How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

Shyness not illness: Shyness is not an illness; it is a personality trait. However, sometimes there are underlying issues related to anxiety that need to be treated. If it seems to be a more serious problem, please do not label your child "shy". Try not to put your child "on the spot". Help build up your child's self-esteem and give your child plenty of encouragement. ...Read more

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Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Not necessarily: But it is important to seek help.A behavioral therapist could be very helpful in helping your child overcome these issues.Uncorrected yes, they could lead to mental illness. ...Read more

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How does shyness affect your health?

How does shyness affect your health?

Risk factor: Shyness is associated less social support and difficulty adapting to significant life transitions (I.e., changing schools or jobs). As a result shy individuals are more at risk for social anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem that may lead to negative health outcomes. However shyness exists on a continuum from mild/non-clinical to severe social phobia, with 20-40+% of people report shyness. ...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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How can I get over shyness?

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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