Is your child feels shy to move socially? Are you worried of your kids’ shyness, aloneness, and uneasiness?
Children with this kind of attitude often become low confidant to accentuate their personalities and feel embarrassed to speak out.
Some children will be reluctant to mingle with others and hesitate to make friends.
Every parent desires their children to develop social skills and it is best possible by making friends and maintaining friendship, as it is an important way to learn social skills.
Usually, children with their natural instinct make friends and gain social skills without any trouble.
However, if kids feel a little bit shy and difficulty in making friends, as a parent, diminish your kids’ shyness by supporting and motivating him/her to build social interaction with others, make friends, and develop lasting friendship.
As encouraging children to make friends and develop friendships is a tough task, here are some parenting tips to help your child.
Never label your kid as shy
Labeling the kids as shy can make your child to act even shyer. Remember that not all children are social movers. Some children hesitate to jump into the fun with others while some likes to take time and observe the position before getting involved into the fun.
Assess your child’s shyness problem
Observe your child in almost all situations and trace out the kinds of situations that make your kid feel shy. It can be while meeting someone new to him/her, joining a new school, or party celebrations. Once you identify the problem, it becomes much easier for you to approach your child in a non-confrontational way. Practice with your child and teach how to tackle the situations that makes him/her feel uncomfortable.
Be a good role model
Children always try to imitate their parents. So, be a role model to your kid so that he/she can learn proper behavior by observing you. Allow your kid to watch how you introduce yourself to others and converse with them. By observing your friendly nature, your kid can definitely learn how to interact with others.
Encourage extracurricular activities
Children with their shyness often hesitate to participate in group activities due to their low confidence. As a parent, encourage your kid to join in group activities by taking the kid to clubs, parties, or parks where he/she can meet others who share the similar interests.
Encouraging the kid to join group activities not only provides a chance to sharpen social skills and gain confidence but also makes friendship much easy for your kid.
Support children to handle things on their own
Shyness in children often keeps them away from doing certain things or makes them depend on others to do the tasks. If your kid feels shy about going out and purchasing, you encourage the kid to purchase the item on their own instead of buying it for them.
This makes your child to interact with people and talk to them.
Although it makes inconvenient for him/her in the beginning, it increases self-confidence and develops social skills that the kid needs as he/she grows.