Shy Girl

Sarah - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My little girl is really shy and doesn't know how to stand up for her self. I have always taught her to be nice to others, but now I am afraid she is to nice. Any suggestions?

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Rebecca - posted on 03/25/2010

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i would suggest that you help your daughter form a few stable relationships by having one or two kids that visit you regularly and she visits regularly and then gradually adding a new child over a period of time (e.g. one every 3-6 months).

i would also try some classes to draw her out more .... drama is apparently very good for shy kids as it greatly builds confidence and expressiveness. there are classes available for kids as young as 4, but obviously get recommendations from other parents in your area before choosing a particular class.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hmmmm.... That's a toughy I have never had to deal with that even with my sons... but I would try talking to her about you concerns and maybe let her know what is ok for teasing and what is hurtful and how to address it. I will once again suggest Barbara Coloroso books she has some to help with parenting and also some to help identify and prevent bullying... She is a fantastic child worker and give wonderful ideas, and tips. I love her books and her vaules in parenting

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