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Sociability for Shy Child

Posted on 3/24/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn’t enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and...

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Personality Issue, Not a Behavior Problem

Posted on 10/7/2014

Q: My 7-year-old son does well in school and sports and has a good number of friends. However, he often allows himself to be intimidated by other boys. He is a rule-follower and is more...

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32-Month-Old Girl Shyness

Posted on 7/26/2011

Shy toddlers Q. Our 32-month-old daughter has always been outgoing and loves to be around people ... until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get...

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4-Year-Old Boy Not Socializing with Other Children

Posted on 5/31/2011

Boy doesn't like playing with unfamiliar children Q. My son will be 4 years old in a couple of months. He is having problems playing and relating to groups of kids in social situations. For...

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3-Year-Old Son Social Development

Posted on 7/20/2010

Lack of playmates worries mom Q: My 3-year- old son has been at home with me since day one. I'm worried about his social development. He loves being around other children his age, but that...

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4-Year-Old Boy Not Very Social

Posted on 10/6/2009

RELAX AND LET AN INTROVERTED CHILD DEVELOP Q. My 4-year-old son is not fully engaged when he has a friend over. His twin sister makes friends easily and the difference between them is glaring....

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4 - Year - Old - Girl Does Not Like Compliments

Posted on 12/4/2007

Too many compliments? Q. Our 4-year-old daughter doesn't like it when we compliment her for a good job or anything else she does well for that matter, including using good manners. We've...

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6-Year-Old Does Not Make Eye Contact with Others

Posted on 9/3/2002

LAY DOWN THE LAW ABOUT 6-YEAR-OLD'S LACK OF EYE CONTACT Q: My daughter is 6, and I am concerned because she rarely makes eye contact when speaking to anyone. Stacy is very bright, listens well,...

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8-Year-Old Has No Interest in Making Friends

Posted on 7/30/2002

INTROVERSION ISN'T NECESSARILY A PROBLEM Q: Our 8-year-old daughter has almost no interest in making friends. Her behaviors are not anti-social, but she seems perfectly content to play by...

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7-Year-Old is a Loner

Posted on 6/5/2001

IF SON'S AN INTROVERT,JUST LET HIM BE HIMSELF Q. Our 7-year-old son is turning out to be a "loner" in that he isn't really interested in socializing with other children unless they're at least...

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Shy 7-Year-Old

Posted on 1/11/1996

DOES SHY 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL HAVE LOW SELF-ESTEEM, OR WAS SHE BORN THAT WAY? Q. My 7-year-old has always been extremely shy. Even as an infant, she seemed very sensitive to new situations and new...

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Shy 5-Year-Old

Posted on 12/10/1993

SHY CHILDREN SEEM TO BE BORN THAT WAY, STUDIES SHOW Q. My 5-year-old daughter has always been somewhat shy and inhibited. Even as an infant, she seemed extremely sensitive to new situations and...

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