So I started migrating some of my posts from my e-Pamilya blog site the other day, and so far, I’ve only managed to finish 2 months worth of it. I was doing it manually, so that’s expected. Plus, I’m reading through them, so I got caught up reminiscing. LOL!
There’s this one particular post that caught my attention. It’s about my worries of Ki being a shy kid. She wasn’t even 2 then, but there I was trying to figure out why she’s so shy as if it’s a disorder of some sort.
Like a lot of other parents, I too mistaken shyness as something negative. The fact Ki was lively when she’s around her closest family, but turn into this tightly-closed clam when strangers try to engage with her, worried me a lot back then. I was also a bit confuse if it was really just shyness or if it’s something else. Back then, I did a lot of reading about helping kids overcome shyness. But it’s this explanation from Ask Dr. Sears that help me understand my daughter more.
“Some ‘shy’ children are deep-thinking and cautious. They are slow to warm up to strangers. They study that person to see if the relationship is worth the effort.”
That’s exactly how she is. I was glad that in my daughter’s case, she is just naturally mild-manner and reserve. She’s not going to be chatter-box on your first meeting, and she’s not going to do any performance for your enjoyment even if you meet her a couple of times. BUT she knows when she needs to communicate and she’s very well-behave, so that’s all fine.
Looking at how she is at school, I’m guessing she’ll be a lot like me in the future. Never volunteering but always ending up being part of group activities. Here’s a recent picture of her at a school trip. She’s free-spirited outdoors and knows how to enjoy herself. Just don’t try to approach her first.