What does it look like?
When kids are feeling shy, sometimes they:
- hide behind their mum or dad's legs
- look down at the ground so they don't have to see the people around them
- look scared
- can even look like they are being unfriendly!
When you are feeling shy, what do you do?
I'm NOT shy ...I'm me!!!!
It's important to remember that feeling shy isn't WHO YOU ARE, it's just a feeling, and like all feelings it can change.
Also, worrying about being with other kids or talking to grownups is not everything you are - it's just a small part of you. If you tell yourself or other kids that you are shy, you are kind of saying (whether you mean to or not) that it is WHO you are, rather than a feeling you have sometimes.
And if you can think about shyness as a feeling, it's much easier to do something about it!