My daughter is 6 years old. She's always been the very shy type but now she refuses to even go to birthday parties because she hates being surrounded by people. She comes by it honestly as my mother was very shy as well as myself. I just don't want her to miss out on life because of it. We tried to put her into karate classes but she made us take her home after about 15 minutes. I think joining something would be very beneficial to her. How can I help her get over this? :(
I was very shy as a kid as well, and missed out on alot of things because of it. I was scared to run track in front of people. When in high school I finally got over through the drama club because I worked behind the scenes and eventually I became a an actor. Maybe you could find something where she can be apart of something and work behind the screens, then maybe eventually she may feel comfortable enough to venture out.
DD had an anxiety condition that causes her to have a lot of panic attacks. With that said, I felt the same way that I didn't want her anxiety condition to rule her life. She is in therapy sessions to help ME to help her cope with this and I also put her into girl scouts. It's a smaller setting, 10 girls, and they have a lot of fun. She is still extremely anxious, but I can kind of see this helping some.
Maybe look for girl scouts?
Thanks ladies! I wasn't aware that Girl Scouts were smaller groups. I can remember being a girl guide & hated it lol! I've been considering putting her in Tae Kwon Do with her cousin in the fall. Hopefully it'll help!
Quoting *A&N's Mama*:" Thanks ladies! I wasn't aware that Girl Scouts were smaller groups. I can remember being a girl guide ... [snip!] ... guide & hated it lol! I've been considering putting her in Tae Kwon Do with her cousin in the fall. Hopefully it'll help!"
The community meetings, if she chooses to attend, are with all the district troops. That can be a lot of people... DD doesn't attend those. Her "home" troop only has 8 active girls but 10 members. So, relatively speaking it's small.
I hope you find something that works out well for her. Have you tried breathing exercises for when she gets overly nervous? Does she communicate well?