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How can I help my shy child get past social failures?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Emphasize prior success. It’s natural for a shy child to focus on past failures. So help her recall previous experiences when things went really well.

“Remember last year’s swimming lessons? You begged not to go, but did and met a new friend.”

“Before you went to Sara’s party you wanted to stay home also. But when you agreed to stay at least a half an hour and you ended up one of the last ones to leave.”

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