Being shy isn't a bad thing. But sometimes shyness can stem from low-confidence and it can interfere with a teen's ability to communicate effectively, join activities, or meet new people. If your teen's shyness gets in the way of doing things she wants to do, these strategies can help her come out of her shell. Teens may be more likely to have unhealthy coping skills.
Written by Rachel Eddins, M. December 7th, ; Posted in Blog , Teen Counseling and with tags: confidence , family , parenting. Do they have a few close friends, but refuse to branch out beyond that limited group and get to know new people?
Like quite a few parents, you may have recently taken a good look at your adolescent and wondered, "What happened? A once-gregarious child who used to tell you everything now clams up. A jolly child who was always surrounded by a dozen pals suddenly has no friends. Your previously confident child now blushes, stammers, and won't look anybody in the eye.