Probable Causes of Shyness Punishment Over-control Over-protection Reduced experiences
Probable Consequences of Shyness Tension, stress, and anxiety Fear Withdrawal Loneliness and increased isolation Reduced participation in class Reduced socialization Psychopathology (personality disorder)
A Classic Pattern of Parental Inappropriate Training of A Child…
Stress, Anger, and Frustration...
Lead to Abuse...
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
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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