DD 12.... we have caught her a few times making snotty comments about other kids or acting like she is 'too cool' to talk to them. Other times we will go somewhere new and she is petrified to even say hello to someone she doesn't know.
DH and I are not sure what to do.... being hard on her about being snobby is easy if we happen to see it.... but how do we really make her LEARN not to act that way ever? How do we encourage her to be less shy?
I tend to think shy and snobby are related because they are both a result of being self-conscious. If you are confident and comfortable in your own skin... you have no reason to feel shy or to be mean to others.