Shyness of a preschooler and ways to overcome it

Shyness can cause further difficulties in the child’s interaction with society and If a preschooler is excessively shy, then his condition requires correction.
In the period of 3-5 years, for the first time, shyness can be noticed in a child. It is at this age that active knowledge of the world around and communication with others takes place.

Signs of Shy Behavior

The main signs that may indicate the manifestation of excessive shyness in a child:
Shyness in dealing with people.
Lack of sociability.
Lack of initiative in conversation.
The appearance of various fears.
Lack of self-esteem.
High vulnerability and sensitivity.
Absence of aggressive tendencies.
Painful attitude to criticism.

All this negatively affects the adaptation processes in preschoolers.

Principles of correction of shyness of preschoolers

Pathological shyness requires an integrated approach to correction by both parents and educators and a psychologist. This will develop the skill of self-confidence, develop the need to communicate with other people and
An important condition is the creation of a supportive environment in which the child will feel trust, receive care, attention to their experiences. All this contributes to relaxation, removal of fears and the emergence of initiative in communicating with other children.

Ways to deal with childhood shyness

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Refusal of remarks to the child about the fact of shyness.
Help in expanding the circle of contacts of a preschooler: inviting children to visit, walking on playgrounds.
Providing varied and exciting leisure activities for the child: selection of a suitable hobby for the child, sections in which he will feel comfortable.
Encouraging the manifestation of initiative, the adoption of an independent decision by the child.

Tips for Parents on Overcoming Childhood Shyness

The ability to listen to the child in order to maintain trusting contact with him and not provoke “withdrawal”.
To be interested in the life of the child, to increase the significance of his victories and difficulties, if any.
Refusal to shout at the child, which will not allow to provoke shyness and secrecy.
Rewards for small achievements.
Be a personal example for children. Walk together the path from self-doubt to increase the self-esteem of the baby.

Every child who is distinguished by shyness is able to overcome this trait in himself. At the same time, an important component is the attentive attitude towards such a child on the part of parents and educators. It is necessary to help the baby learn to believe in himself and strive to build social relationships, because these skills will be useful to him in adulthood.