Say Goodbye to Being Shy: A Workbook to Help Kids Overcome Shyness

Say Goodbye to Being Shy: A Workbook to Help Kids Overcome Shyness

by Richard Brozovich, Linda Chase


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When is shyness just a facet of your child's personality, and when is it a problem? Even occasional shyness can inhibit your child from making friends, being open to new hobbies and experiences, and performing well in school. This book features more than forty fun activities kids and parents can do together to build confidence and assertiveness, useful attributes with lifelong benefits.

The first activity in this book helps you create a reward system to encourage progress as your child learns to move past shyness. The rest of the activities, designed and used by child therapists, help your child become more self-assured and comfortable interacting with others.

Your child will learn to:

•Notice and celebrate small triumphs over shyness in everyday life

•Relax when they feel anxious

•Make eye contact

•Say hi and use welcoming body language to make new friends

•Speak with confidence

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572246096
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Instant Help Series
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 749,414
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

About the Author

Richard Brozovich, PhD, is a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. He has worked with children in schools and private practice for more than forty years. Brozovich has a special interest in anxious and shy children and has extensive experience with children who are selectively mute. He has authored and co-authored publications about children in foster care, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and school resources. For the past ten years, he has written a weekly newspaper column about school-related issues and the field of psychology. In 2003, Brozovich was selected by his colleagues to be Michigan's School Psychologist of the Year.

Linda Chase, MSW, is an elementary school social worker. She has also worked as a psychotherapist specializing in children and family issues. Chase has co-authored books on the subjects of foster children and selective mutism and presents workshops for children and parents on various topics including life skills, communication, and problem solving.

Table of Contents

To Parents     ix
Using Say Goodbye to Being Shy     xi
A Message to Young Readers     xiii
Your Reward List     1
Your Shy Moments     5
What Does Your Shyness Feel Like?     8
The Turtle Who Learned How to Stick His Neck Out     10
Being Brave     13
Practicing Bravery     16
Breathing Calmness In and Shyness Out     19
Relaxing Your Muscles     21
Using Music to Change Your Mood     23
Ending a Bad Dream     25
Making Eye Contact     27
Body Language     36
Learning to Smile at Others     39
When People Smile Back at You     44
Speaking with Confidence     46
Don't Act Shy-Say Hi!     48
Meeting New People     50
Making Friends     52
Becoming a Better Listener     55
How to Apologize     57
Happy Memories     61
A Timeline of Your Accomplishments     63
Your Special Gifts     65
A Timeline of the Future     67
Train to Be a Champion     69
Improving What You Do, Learning Something New     73
How People Show They Care     76
Helping Hands     78
Saying Thanks     80
Expressing Yourself "Just Right"     81
Teasing Is Not Pleasing     84
No Bullies Allowed     87
Using Positive Self-Talk     89
Focusing on Good Things     92
Noticing Friendliness Around You     94
Be Fair and Don't Compare     98
What's the Worst That Could Happen?     101
Becoming a Leader     103
Learning by Teaching     105
Checking Your Progress     108
Planning for Next Year     111
Seeing How Far You Have Come     113

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