The young children are little people, who react on the things happening around them and reflect. The more time you spend with your child the more you discover his/her personality. Each parent has to be very attentive to the child’s emotional and mental needs, has to observe how the child behaves in a given situation. However this will work better if you place the child among his/her coeval. The playschool can be the best variant for doing so, because it will not solely provide the child a communicative environment but will also give him/her opportunity to be under supervision of the early childhood professionals.
The child’ individuality opens either straight away or requires a bit of time and patience to finally see it. Some children like to interact with their peers and adults and do it with ease; others may seem to be too shy to even start any dialog. The first thing that the adults have to do is to give some more time to such children who seem to be shy or withdrawn. There can be few reasons for child’s shyness:
– the child’s nature is such that fits towards being shy and reserved;
– the child lacks the necessary skills to successfully interact with others;
– the child might experience some excessive emotional concerns.
The parents as well as the teacher, considering the above reasons, can build an appropriate communication with such children.
- Temperamentally influenced behaviors are associated with feelings as much as behaviors that develop on the basis of life’s experiences. So if the child’s natural shyness is not seen as a problem by the child’s world, it is not a problem. However the society’s thinking is such that it likes outgoing people more. Hence overcoming of shyness can benefit in many social situations your child will face in future. The best way to help the child to become more interactive is through role model of parents. If one of them has tendency to shyness, then mum or dad has to simply show their child how he/she breaks boundaries and make efforts too. Also the thought that “being a little shy is normal” has to be applied daily.
- The communicative skills are obtained through… communication! Try to participate in the child’s life more, involve children, sensitive towards others needs to interact with a shy child, or start children in parallel play and connect their play through words. Children “record” what and how adults say, so speak with the shy child, showing him or her ways for building up his/her phrases. Nevertheless it’s important not to force the child to get involved, instead invite the child to participate and observe his/her reactions on certain activities.
- The shyness coming from the child’s emotional concerns like feeling of shame, guilt, fear, sadness, can make the child different from who he/she is. Children who are shy because of these factors require professional surveillance and approach designed for their personal needs. Otherwise the shyness in this case can lead to delay in child’s emotional development.