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

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Shyness isn't just a normal part of childhood that kids eventually outgrow. It's a real problem that can have serious consequences, like poor social and academic performance. If left untreated shyness can even lead to a greater risk for certain health problems. It can affect career choice, earning potential and quality of life in adulthood. This workbook gives children sensitive, step-by-step activities to overcome their shyness. By doing the activities in this book kids develop the confidence to speak up, form ...
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Overview

Shyness isn't just a normal part of childhood that kids eventually outgrow. It's a real problem that can have serious consequences, like poor social and academic performance. If left untreated shyness can even lead to a greater risk for certain health problems. It can affect career choice, earning potential and quality of life in adulthood. This workbook gives children sensitive, step-by-step activities to overcome their shyness. By doing the activities in this book kids develop the confidence to speak up, form friendships, and participate in social and group activities. They learn to decode the subtle social cues in body language and facial expressions, so that they feel less awkward in conversation. In Say Goodbye to Being Shy children also learn to recognize and change the self-talk that can drive shyness and learn relaxation exercises to diminish the anxiety that goes along with shyness. This book is appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572246096
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Instant Help Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 262,346
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Brozovich, Ph.D., 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 in the areas of 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 as 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. Mrs. Chase has co-authored books on the subjects of foster children and selective mutism and presents workshops for children and parents on topics such as life skills, communication, and problem solving.
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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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