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1 The Child That Is Shy Angel Enrique Pacheco, Ph.D. Behavioral Humanistic Clinical Psychologist © 2003 Angel Enrique Pacheco, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved. Todos los Derechos Reservados.

2 The Normal Child Basic Premise Every child has the potential of becoming a fully functioning individual if given appropriate care, nutrition, love, acceptance, and a variety of experiences.

3 Behavioral Description Afraid Non-assertive Silent, non-verbal Passive Non-demanding Seeks protection Isolated emotionally and socially

4 Probable Causes of Shyness Punishment Over-control Over-protection Reduced experiences

5 Probable Consequences of Shyness Tension, stress, and anxiety Fear Withdrawal Loneliness and increased isolation Reduced participation in class Reduced socialization Psychopathology (personality disorder)

6 A Classic Pattern of Parental Inappropriate Training of A Child…

7 Stress, Anger, and Frustration...

8 Lead to Abuse...

9 And Shyness….

10 Changing Your Child’s Behavior Determine the probable causes of your child’s shyness and change as necessary Reinforce positively, often, your child’s expressions of assertiveness by eliciting his or her participation and opinion Do not over-protect or “defend” your child Help your child face the situations and “win” rather than escape or avoid them

11 Important Basics Talk to your child. Communicate your concerns and willingness to help Enlist the collaboration of your child’s teacher and counselor Increase your child’s after-school activities Dedicate more quality time to your child Seek professional help

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13 Instituto Dr. Pacheco de Psicología Learn to Live Better Instituto Dr. Pacheco de Psicología Learn to Live Better ® Edificio Profesional Clínica Dr. Abel González Avenida Independencia 105 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tel ; Fax Internet:


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