The shy child needs support and encouragement from loved ones to overcome anxiety and specific emotions of shyness and to get involved in important school projects, along with other colleagues. Find out how you can help your emotional child overcome timidity, this "social handicap" that gets in the way of his emotional development!
Stimulate his curiosity for school projects!
Use interesting school events to stimulate your curiosity! For example, if an important holiday is approaching the school, but the child is too shy to actively participate in such an event, talk to him in advance. Stimulate his curiosity by telling him how beautiful he is at such an event, what others do, what satisfaction he can have if he has a small role in organizing the celebration, etc. By familiarizing him with the idea of the event and what his involvement implies, you help him to feel more comfortable with the other colleagues.
Give her a helping hand in interacting with other colleagues!
The shy child makes friends more difficult than other children. Being more isolated and withdrawn from the wires, he never takes the initiative in interacting with others. He needs your help to pave the way for his friends and to stimulate social interactions between himself and the other children. Help him establish a friendship relationship with one or two colleagues. Invite them home with you and take the little one on play visits to them. Only through constant interactions with them will you manage to be more sociable and overcome timidity.
Go to school and attend a few hours!
The shy child feels most comfortable around the parents. For this reason, it is advisable to go to school and talk to the teachers to allow you to attend a few hours. Be there especially when the child is listening in front of the class or is forced to go to the board. Your presence will lower his anxiety level and help him feel more secure and comfortable in front of the classroom. Do not even attend all the hours of school. The child may become dependent on your presence to be active on time. It is important to do it occasionally, until you manage to take courage and overcome timidity.
Encourage the child's passions!
If the child has a favorite subject, take the opportunity to stimulate him to deepen the knowledge in that field. Favorite subjects can help him overcome his shyness and be more active in school. For example, if he is passionate about painting, then you can help him become friends with colleagues who share the same passion with him. It will feel more comfortable around them. You can also encourage him to expose his paintings in front of colleagues, talk about them and answer children's questions. It is an important method by which it takes courage to be more sociable and open in front of colleagues.
Make sure he doesn't get bored at school!
Some children may refuse to be active for hours because the subjects find it boring. Either they are too easy for him, or they fail to capture his interest. Whatever the reasons may be, it is important to talk to him, find out the cause and talk to the teachers about this problem.
Has your child experienced periods of shyness? How did you help him overcome it? Tell us your tips in the comments section below!
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