Talking To Kids: Overcoming Shyness

Talking To Kids: Overcoming Shyness

Shyness is a common issue among children and adults. If you’re unsure of how to best help your child overcome their shyness, here are some tips from our parenting expert, Dr. Shimi Kang.

Rather than the usual shyness advice I want to make sure you learn from people who have really gone through it. Like struggled with social anxiety for decade and come out on the other side level of gone through it. If this is your first visit to Social Professor make sure you check out the shy to social page and grab the free audiobook ‘how to talk to anyone’ which is going to turn your life around.

What do you think about these communication strategies? Tell us your thoughts!

This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.

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I’m dr. shimmy Kang a child and youth psychiatrist and parenting author children can come in all shapes and sizes some can be really outgoing and others can be quite shy shyness can be completely normal in children and often nothing at all to worry about however if it interferes with what a child wants to do like play a game or what a child needs to do like give a presentation in school and parents can really help a child overcome it start with displaying empathy this means putting yourself in your child’s shoes you could say something like when I was a kid I was really shy too sometimes it was no fun and it interfered with what I wanted sometimes now I get shy then ask if they would like some help dealing with it that gets your child to take ownership and responsibility for their problem instead of getting used to you swooping in and solving it for them simply ask them do you want me to help you with this your child will likely say yes so the best way to teach them something is to have fun with it try a roleplay brainstorm a time when they may have felt shy like maybe the last birthday party when they had to say thank you to the host have them practice saying thank you and praise them for what they’re doing correct and offered to help them in other areas teach them social skills how to look someone in the eye project their voice and how to say thank you do this type of role play in other areas of your child’s life where they may be feeling the most shy and if you see them being shy in real life encourage them to act just like you had practiced if they need more practice then you can do more role plays of course always try your best to role model confident behavior with others if you’re feeling shy let your kids know and tell them what you’re doing to overcome that kids learn best when they watch their parents behavior..

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  1. I like your videos. if you trying to find out best ways to overcome shyness try Renkarter Stop Shyness Report (should be on google have a look ) ? Ih ave heard some incredible things about it “Moorack Stop Shyness Miracle “. Thank you very much

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