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

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Carrin
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randy Carrin
Dr. Randy Carrin
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Exposure

Medicine is not the answer. The best approach is exposure to other children thru play dates, programs, school etc.
Therapy is necessary only for severely disabled older kids. !st with 1 or 2 kids and then increasing the exposure.

In brief: Exposure

Medicine is not the answer. The best approach is exposure to other children thru play dates, programs, school etc.
Therapy is necessary only for severely disabled older kids. !st with 1 or 2 kids and then increasing the exposure.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get Right Help Early

According 2dr lynn miller-psychologist/profssr @u of british columbia 85% of young children whose parents answer(ed yes 2these two q's will develop an anxiety disorder later in life: 1)"is ur child more shy or anxious than other children his/her age?";& 2)"is ur child more worried than other children his/her age?" get kids help early! help them recognize their anxiety & learn 2manage it effecively.

In brief: Get Right Help Early

According 2dr lynn miller-psychologist/profssr @u of british columbia 85% of young children whose parents answer(ed yes 2these two q's will develop an anxiety disorder later in life: 1)"is ur child more shy or anxious than other children his/her age?";& 2)"is ur child more worried than other children his/her age?" get kids help early! help them recognize their anxiety & learn 2manage it effecively.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Individual Therapy

Cognitive behavior therapy.

In brief: Individual Therapy

Cognitive behavior therapy.
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN
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