Born bashful

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

headshot of bashful child

As psychologists learn more about the factors that determine where a child falls along the shyness spectrum, they're also finding ways to prevent bashfulness from becoming a setback.

"Kids want to be engaging in fun activities with other kids," says Heather Henderson, PhD, a developmental psychologist at the University of Waterloo. "Shyness is a [research] topic that is not going to go away soon."

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