18: Shyness – How to encourage a shy child to manage interactive situations better


Module 3 –

‘Cooperation skills – cooperation is everything’

Shyness is a normal feature of temperament. It can be recognized during first encounters, where the small child needs support from an adult. Many studies show that shyness does not disappear by school age, but the child most often learns to manage his shyness better. We adults, educators and parents should accept shyness, and we should not comment this feature. Instead what we should do, is to offer support as long as the child needs it. It this chapter we provide you the best tools for this.