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How can I help my child overcome shyness?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Take it slow

First, realize that "shyness" may just be a normal part of your child's temperament.
It may take him/her longer to get used to new situations or people or changes in routine. It is not necessarily something which needs to be "overcome". But, in general, prepare your child for new situations, practice what to say and do when you meet new people. Overall, be patient and accepting.

In brief: Take it slow

First, realize that "shyness" may just be a normal part of your child's temperament.
It may take him/her longer to get used to new situations or people or changes in routine. It is not necessarily something which needs to be "overcome". But, in general, prepare your child for new situations, practice what to say and do when you meet new people. Overall, be patient and accepting.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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