Helping your toddler deal with shyness
It is normal for toddlers to be shy . At this age , toddlers are shy for two reasons. First your child may just have a shy temperate if she exhibits the following characteristics.
- always quiet
- inward looking
- dont like group activities
- hesitant towards strangers
This means she is has a somewhat timid nature. These children need time to warm up in new situations.
Second reason why your child may be shy may be due to separation anxiety. This is usually the case if your child use to be outgoing and recently became withdrawn. In this case you will realize she is more attached to you and the baby sitter and more reserved with others. Separation anxiety usually peaks around 10 to 18 months and usually diminishes by age 2.