This reassuring picture book explores the issue of shyness in simple terms. It describes what it feels like to be shy and explores simple steps that a child can take to help them overcome their feelings.
The book is written largely from the child's perspective. It is meant to be reach with your child, or a group of children. in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels.
Questions in 'What about you?' sections provide useful prompts for discussion.
If you're the parent of a shy child, it can be hard to watch your child struggle with shyness. But all children, like all adults, are different. The first step is to respect that difference without judging it. Children feel shy for a variety of reasons and may feel more or less so in different situations. This book explores different situations that a child might feel shy in and give tips and advice for parents, carers and teachers on how to help children deal with their feelings and overcome shyness.
Pat Thomas is a trained psychotherapist, trainee Naturopath, journalist and mother. After working as a journalist and broadcaster in the USA, she now works in the field of women`s health and child development and writes for publications such as The Guardian Company Magazine and Practical Parenting as well as contributing editor to Natural Parent Magazine. Her book `MY Bees: My Family`s Changing` was the winner of The English 4-11 Awards.