What To Do If Your Child Is Shy
This is Denny Strecker with Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts. Over the last 27 years many parents come to me because their child seems to sit on the sidelines, so to speak.
They are really shy around people. Their child doesn’t make friends easily.
They don’t like to participate in sports or interact much with other children.
If they do participate in a team sport they often sit the bench.
This can cause a parent to really worry about the overall happiness and well being of their kids.
They wonder if their child will ever make good friends?
They worry their child might be lonely …or feel left out.
Or sometimes they just want to see their child have some good, old fashioned fun.
In most cases, once a child has ONE good experience with a group of other kids – whether they already know those kids or not, that child’s shyness starts to disappear …and the barriers start to come down.
And the more experiences like that they have, the more outgoing that child becomes.
This reminds of a time a student came into Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts.
HIs name is Zach M – and during his first lesson he hid under his mom’s chair.
It took us a couple of more lessons to connect and work with him so he could feel good about himself. Within in a short period of time he was on the floor taking class with all the other students.
Fast forward 10 years later….He became one of our Instructors.
From shy to Leader. I know that training experience will forever
Impact his life in a very positive way.
Put your child in a group activity where they move and exercise and have fun.
Where the Staff is experts with connecting with all kinds of kids.
Where they aren’t singled out.
Listen you know what. The fact that you are watching this right now
Really indicates your a dedicated parent and that you REALLY care.
I just want to take a minute to acknowledge you.
I want to take minute to thank you – not for watching the video
But for being an Awesome Parent.
I think you and I can both agree even though we have never met
That we live in a pretty good country.
And we could agree that our country is made up of great people.
And because our kids are the next generation of people that will live in this country
By being the parent you are and by dedicating yourself to making sure that your child really makes the best decisions to be the best that they can be – you’re really making sure that our country is going to be left in the hands of great individuals, and that is truly something important.
So I want to offer you my respect and I want to offer you my support.
Until then – this is Denny Strecker signing off – and by the way. If you know anyone who might Benefit from hearing this message please feel free to share this video.
And please let me know if there is anything I can do to help
your child to get rid of their shyness.