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How to raise a shy child without changing who your child innately is

Dec 14, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Social Development is a process by which a child learns to interact with others around them. This refers to making friends, dealing with agreements and disagreements and the ability to interact with others. 

Children who have good social skills find it easier to maintain good relationships which leads to a positive impact on their wellbeing. Isolation as a result of the pandemic is deteriorating the social skills of children and their overall development. Parents are obviously worried and seeking out ways to counter this.

1. Set aside time with your children to communicate

In the times of the pandemic, you can set aside time with your children to communicate. 

By the end of the day, you can talk about how your day went, what were the difficult incidents and how you overcame it. Open communication helps the child to open and share their thoughts too.

Besides this, you can also make sure that your child is interacting with friends on the phone or a video chat. You can organize for online play dates.

2. Role play

Role play can also help a lot in improving social skills. Your child can role play telephone conversations, role play a day at the park and have imaginary friends playing at the park with them.

3. Model good social skills yourself at home as well as with relatives. 

This will help your child as they will do things they watch.

  • Do not force your child to talk to people they don't like, or have conversations. That will only make them avoid the situation.

  • It is important to encourage them, but also understand their fears and help them overcome their fears by practicing at home with them. 

  •  Appreciate and encourage them regularly.

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| Dec 13, 2020

Hello ,my son is of 5 years. But he does not like to talk to people other than family members. I feel very awkward when we go to any function .

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| Dec 13, 2020

Hello, my son is of 5 yrs . But he don't like to go to his friends house and play alone and he don't talk to anyone also .every where he wants his mom or dad .

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| Dec 14, 2020

My younger child is 6 years old and my elder one is 9 years old. They both are poles apart. Younger one is timid and shy while elder one booms with confidence. Can I as a parent do something so that they can get a perfect balance and both of them are neither overconfident nor underconfident without actually expecting them to change themselves. Also how can they both help each other in achieving this ?

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| Dec 14, 2020

I am a single mother. My child is 5 years old now. I stay alone in a rented house due to lack of support from my family. So it's just the two of us at home. I know it's not right to compare two children however when I see my child and other children of his age , he talks too maturely, and behaves as if he is a 10-12 year old child,doesn't demand anything and doens't open up easily . Is this normal or is present my marital status got something to do with it? He seems to be losing his childhood , what can I do so that he behaves normally and enjoys life?

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| Dec 14, 2020

My daughters are 5yrs old they not talking to other people. In family get-together they always with us don't move.

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| Dec 14, 2020

Hello Mam, My 10 yrs nephew, who has a good sense of humor but when he comes in front of relatives he becomes a completely dumb and boring kid who doesn't talk and stay alone. please suggest , how do I help him to overcome his shyness and anxiety in front of people especially relatives?

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| Dec 14, 2020

Hi, how are you doing today? We are doing today's Parentune Live on How to raise a shy child without changing who your child innately is . Pls write to us if you have any questions. You can ask questions in the comment box.

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| Dec 14, 2020

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| Dec 14, 2020

Hello Anuja, please ask your question.

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| Dec 14, 2020

Hi Rita! Expert is answering your question now. Stay tuned in.

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| Dec 14, 2020

Hi Afroz! Expert is answering your question now, hope this helps.

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| Dec 14, 2020

My son is 5 years old and he is like very shy and never talks to anyone other than family members He always wants his parents or grand parents to be with him always. He never answer or reply to a strangers to normal and simple questions also like what is ur name etc. Please suggest what to do

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| Dec 14, 2020

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| Dec 14, 2020

Hi Anuja! Expert will answer your question next, stay tuned in.

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| Dec 14, 2020

How to manage anger and aggression in a child? My son is 6 year old. He starts crying very easily and is very sensitive.

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| Dec 14, 2020

Hi Anjani, Your. question has been shared with the Parentune Expert. She'll be answering your query in sometime. Stay tuned 

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| Dec 14, 2020

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