Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lindz | 2012-11-29


4yr old very shy around people

Good day Doc

i have LG, 4yrs, she is so shy when around people. she started creche this year but she is fine at creche. the problem is when we go outside creche and home, stores or anywhere or even sombody can come and visit us, she wont go near that person. she wont even eat when that person is around. I remeber when she was 1-2 yrs, she was ok.

is this normal?

Txin advance!

Expert's Reply



Many pre-schoolers of your daughter's age are shy. This is often just a stage they go through and they need lots of patience, love and understanding to cope with this stage. Don't label your child as being shy. Don't let her hear you telling anyone that she is 'shy' This immediately makes her feel different and may worsen her shy behaviour.Help her to make at least one good friend at the creche and invite that friend to your home. Read more about some of the ways you can help your daughter to overcome her shyness. Google 'shy 4 year old' and you will get some good advice.

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