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Title:
The shy child : a parent's guide to preventing and overcoming shyness from infancy to adulthood
Author:
Zimbardo, Philip G.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Malor Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
viii, 261 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, c1981.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781883536213
Format :
Book

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Two out of every five people in the U.S. regard themselves as "shy." Yet, shyness can be cured, says Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the nation's leading authority on shyness. With co-author Shirley Radl, Dr. Zimbardo presents a program for overcoming and preventing shyness from infancy to adulthood. The book is based on pioneering research conducted at the Stanford Shyness Clinic, including surveys of people in the U.S. and abroad, with children, parents, and teachers. The book documents which parenting "style" encourages self-confidence in a child, helps with the problems of being shy and provides methods for building a child's trust and self-esteem. It explores the role that school plays in contributing to a child's shyness, and suggests ways to improve the quality of the classroom experience for every child. THE SHY CHILD is the only book to provide an effective program for conquering childhood shyness, before it has a chance to limit a child's options and determine the course of the child's life.