Parents of shy children worry, and with good reason. Shyness can interfere with a child's growth, development, school performance and social experiences. Statistics show that 20% of children are born shy, and another 20% develop shyness. Parents who are shy themselves feel great compassion for their shy children but tend to contribute to the problem by shielding their child from difficult situations. Conversely, parents who are not shy are similarly at a loss and feel exasperated and baffled by their child's shyness. Dr. Ward Swallow addresses both of those situations.
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Review: Shyness: What It Is, What To Do About ItUser Review - Ellen - Goodreads
I am definitely a keep my light under a bushel kind of lady and I almost want to detail all of the mental things I did as a kid (and an adult) to avoid attention because it really is tragicomic. I think my mother summed me up best with "Caitlin, I swear you want to be ugly." Read full review
Review: Shyness: What It Is, What To Do About ItUser Review - Jenny - Goodreads
I had the old version, which was published in 1977. The examples were very dated and used quotes from 70's movie stars. Perhaps the new version would be better. Still, a pretty good book. After ... Read full review
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