My daughter will be 5 in Nov. and she is terrified of adults,anyone outside our family.She stays home with me but we go to the store where she won't even take a cookie from the bakery lady or say thank you,I told her if she couldn't say thank you she couldn't get a cookie and she called my bluff,now she never gets a cookie because of my insistence that she say thanks.Her and I are doing a few parent participation classes and she loves to do crafts and be around other kids,she follows directions really well as long as the teacher is addressing the whole class,if they try to talk to her one on one she just shuts down and puts her head down and won't look at them.I realize this is partly my fault since I stay at home with her and she's never been with a sitter,only family members that she's already close to.I don't know where this fear stems from ,I mean we go out all the time it's not like she's been trapped in the house.Answer Question
Answer by mom2twobabes at 3:06 PM on Jun. 6, 2009
Answer by 7257PamLaFs at 3:33 PM on Jun. 6, 2009
First, it is not your fault. I'm a SAHM, my daughter has never been left with a sitter, we also go to a few mommy and me classes. But my daughter's personality is different than your daughter's and she doesn't have the extreme shyness issue. Wipe the "MY FAULT" thought right out of your head. You have done nothing wrong and should not beat yourself up over it. You might as well get upset that she doesn't have a certain color of eyes... this is not something you caused or can control.
I was painfully shy as a child. Still am though many don't realize it. Since she will need to deal with strangers at school - the teachers, the principal, the school nurse, the lunch lady - you need to get her help. Ask your doctor for a referral to a good child psychologist or simply look in the phone book. He (or she) can help her overcome this extreme fear. I wish I'd had help as a child.
Answer by kaycee14 at 4:09 PM on Jun. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Next question overall
How long after your missed period did it take for you to get a BFP?