anyone had this problem my 5 year old daughter started school last September but refuses to interact in class and won't answer teacher or read to her she has always been shy but this is making her behind with studies and we know she is able to eg,read as she will do it at home ideas/thoughts would be welcome thanks

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Lakota - posted on 05/16/2013

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Maybe you could get her involved with sports or some other group activity that she may enjoy to bring out her personality. I think she just needs some confidence in herself.

Enna - posted on 05/16/2013

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I would hold her back a year. I know tons of kids that went through their first year twice. It will help her gain some confidence and hopefully it will help her get over the behavior. And if you're worried about her getting bored with doing the same things over, talk to the teacher and I'm sure you can get harder assignments for her. The main point in the first year of school isn't as much about book learning as it is learning what's expected at school and social skills. Your daughter hasn't mastered that yet.

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