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How to Support Your Shy Child

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Joyful Parenting Coaching is focused on clarity, consistency, connection, being an effective parent, finding balance as a parent, and above all being a confident and joyous parent. Topics include communication, having difficult conversations, having constructive conversations, chores, routines, family meetings,  I teach parent education and parenting classes because parenting is a skill—not something we are born knowing. Get the parenting skills you need today!

How to Support Your Shy Child

Elisabeth Stitt

As parents, we worry when our children are shy because we don't want them to suffer.  While the worry is understandable, our instinct to protect our children is not always the most helpful response.  Not wanting our shy child to be upset, we err on the side of either keeping him safe at home away from social situations or forcing him out into society in ways which just reinforce his insecurities.  Click HERE to read Julia Hammond of's blog on finding the middle ground in supporting your shy child.  In addition to consulting me, she got tips from a behavioral expert and an art therapist.