Adolescence is a period characterized by change in nearly every aspect of life. Puberty, hormonal changes, ongoing brain development, transitioning to a different and more challenging school environment, and social changes can all make adolescence a period of growth that is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying.
It is not uncommon for parents, teachers, and medical professionals to describe a child as shy. Shyness is a common trait seen in many young children and is not a cause for concern. Teachers usually refer to shy children as being introverted and cautious. They don’t jump at the chance to speak in front of their class but will do so when necessary. Shy children don’t have a broad group of friends, but they are content in smaller groups of children with similar interests. Parents report that their
Has your child recently been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) or other developmental challenges? Has therapy such as counseling, reading instruction, occupational therapy, or speech therapy been recommended?
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