Does your child appear nervous and isolated in social settings? Do they tuck themselves behind you as a stranger, or even a family friend, approaches? Perhaps they find it difficult to approach other children or make friends? Do they seem to avoid engaging in hobbies and activities?These could all be signs that your child is struggling with shyness.
This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioral therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child overcome shyness. It’s perfect for children ages 8 to 12 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child’s emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come.
Includes 40 fun activities, such as:
I am unique, just like my fingerprint!
What does shyness look like for me?
Imagine your bravest self
Mix-and-match power words
Draw your big voice
Talk about your feelings
My brave house
Flip your thoughts
Your child will be guided, with the help of Jem—a friendly and supportive character they can identify with—through fun and engaging activities interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements, and practical information for parents.
About the Author
Poppy O'Neill runs a writers’ retreat in Portsmouth. Her short stories and nonfiction have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, and her flash fiction has been long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Bristol Prize. She is the author of Sometimes I'm Anxious, Believing in Me, I Love Being Me, and I Can Be Brave. She resides in Chichester, England.
"I highly recommend this valuable and much needed book which truly supports our children to be fully themselves and allows them to learn again to feel comfortable in their bodies and lives." —Amanda Ashman-Wymbs, counselor and psychotherapist, from the Foreword