Parenting the Shy Child
In a world that values the traits of extroverted individuals, shy children are often assumed to have something wrong that needs to be fixed. However, shyness is simply a personality trait that is part of the child’s temperament. Children are born with unique personalities, although the environment can play a significant role in how these traits present as the child develops. What is apparent is that shyness falls on the continuum, where children have varying levels of this trait. The important thing to remember that different character attributes should be embraced to appreciate the unique ways a shy child interacts with the world around them.