Feeling shy can be a normal part of a child or young person’s life, especially when new people or situations are encountered. However, shyness becomes a concern when it occurs in most situations and interactions, and interferes with relationships and schoolwork, or if the child is frequently nervous, socially anxious or withdrawn.
The revised ebooklet includes information about how to:
- identify the shy child
- why the child might be shy
- when shyness may be a problem, and
- when to seek further assistance.
The ebooklet includes recommendations for how to help:
- General strategies
- Liaise with parents
- Build communication confidence
- Assist learning of social skills
- Building confidence ladder for the younger child
- Strategies for the older child
- Building confidence ladder for an older child
Click on the link to read an excerpt of the Working with children who are shy (revised) ebooklet.
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