Why your words matter when talking to children

My daughter has been described ‘shy’ by so many people over the years; mostly by strangers and people who don’t know her well. She’s far from shy when she’s in the company of those she feels comfortable with. Lately, she just needs time to warm up to those she doesn’t know – this is different…

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Parenting a ‘shy’ child

We had a very magical day yesterday (on The Polar Express). I’ve never (ever) seen my daughter so excited; I literally thought she might burst as we waited on the platform in our pyjamas and dressing gowns. (Before I go on, this is a really long post, but I feel it’s really important and something…

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