How to Help Socially Anxious Kids

Another school year is upon us. You hold your breath. Who will your socially anxious child cling to this year? No matter how much you encourage your child to make lots of friends, inevitably your child is like Velcro to one kid the entire year.

Your child is socially anxious. He is a one-friend at a time kind of kid. How can you help him? Let me tell you how.


You know your child struggles socially, but how are you supposed to help? What is the problem with making more than one friend? After all, you don’t remember struggling like this. Are there more things you can be doing?


Socially anxious kids are complicated and so is the problem. Let me break it down and help give you some insight on how to help.


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Your child gets embarrassed when you breathe wrong. They refuse to talk to strangers and they fixate on what other people think of them. Social anxiety can debilitate kids and confuse parents. This was me as a child. Let me give you a window into the mind of a socially anxious child. At times, it isn't pretty.

Every time your child is in a social situation they tank. It is painful to watch. Let me show you how to teach your kids social skills.


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