A friends almost 4-year-old little girl is very shy when around children her age -- that she does not know very well. Not just a little shy, but A LOT shy -- to the point of crying and refusing to even participate in whatever they are doing. Her cousin was there playing (who she really likes to play with) -- but she completly refuses if she doesn't KNOW every single child there!
How would you suggest we help her in overcoming this -- even a little? We arranged a few playdates with several of the children prior to todays soccer practice, so she knew a couple of the kids, but wouldnt even kick the ball until practice was over and everyone had left.
Answer by soccermom0002 at 9:22 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by soccermom0002 at 9:26 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
I too suggest pre school. I have a VERY shy DD myself. I was a nervous wreck about her even starting pre school. Honestly, it has been REALLY good for her. I see her starting to come out of her shell. She's been better about playing with kids when we go to the park too.
Answer by KairisMama at 9:58 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by tsinj at 8:26 PM on Mar. 16, 2011