My son has a speech problem and is extremely shy. He's 6 and in first grade. I know he gets his speech problem from me because I got that and so does my father. My mother never did anything for me to get better at it, so now I am helping my son at school and at home. I'm doing everything I possibly can to learn about this and know how to help him. But what worries me most is that I didn't start teaching him what a child needs to know before they start school until he was 4 or 4 1/2. I had bad problems with his father and I was so sad and depressed. But now that I'm feeling better about myself and putting my life back together I have been focusing on his education, speech, shyness, behavior and etc... I am glad to hear from his teacher that he is making progress and that as long as he is doing better than he will continue on to 2nd grade. Do you have a child that has some trouble with speech? How did you help your child? And are any of your children shy as well?