Shy or introvert children can be a concern of parents. Being a parent of a shy child, it is understandable how devastating it is to see other children happily taking part in different activities whilst your child stays glued to you, without moving an inch.Being a worried parent, I met many psychologists and child care specialists. And here are some tips that will help you out with your own child!
Understand your child
The very first thing that you need to do is to understand your child. You need to study him or her carefully and see if they hate crowded places or if they only hate seeing a particular crowd of people? You need to also understand that if your child is only shy with large crowds of people, then he may learn to interact with others with age. But there are introvert adults as well! And it is not a sickness, it is simply their nature. So, if your child is shy or introvert you don’t have to over stress about the situation. You need to help them little by little to come out and face the world! What is important is that you don’t force them do anything!
One of the tricks that most of the psychologists I visited advised me to do was to go to the party or even the school early. By going early it will help the child go to a place that is less crowded. They will feel more confident and they will start to get familiar to the place before the event, party or the school begins. They also said that the child seeing people filling in one by one is better than they having to go to a crowded place! If you have them enrolled in kids martial arts Mount Annan sessions then you can take them there early to get used to the teacher and the other students there. This will help them to be more confident and speak out better.
Increasing their trusted circle of people slowly but steadily
You cannot get an introvert kid become an extrovert over night. Perhaps, you may never be able to achieve that! But you may be able to make them less of an introvert person. You need to get your child to move with people you trust. You can add a person to their imaginary list of trustable persons as and when possible. You need to help them trust other people little by little! You can even enroll them in special classes like group fitness sessions to help them move with other people their own age. You can help them in choosing friends and thus help them increase their circle of trusted friends! Visit this link http://maspirit.com.au/oran-park/ for more info on group fitness Oran Park.
Give your support at all times
The most damaging thing that you can do as a parent is to strand them in a crowded place. Don’t think that it will help them move with other people and even come out of your shadow. But instead you should be with them and help them find a partner of their age. And someone they would like to spend time with. And then you can leave them but always be within reach if need be. With time you can leave them off alone. But don’t ever do it in the beginning it will only make them dread social gatherings! Always remember slow but steady wins the race!