Author - Meghan Lymangood

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Meghan has been a speech and language therapist for over 11 years and is the owner/therapist of Meghan Murphy and Associates, LLC. Meghan graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and then went on to earn her Masters in Arts in Communication Sciences from Northwestern University. Meghan and her team are certified members of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) and are licensed within the State of Illinois.

The Shy Child

Shyness is something that everyone has experienced at one time or another.  In children shyness is developmentally appropriate at some points in development, but when it persists, it can be worrisome to parents and teachers.   It is typical and normal temporary behavior.  When shyness becomes fearful as in fear of social situations and people, then it should not be ignored by parents.  

There is no one single thing that causes shyness.  It could be the result of negative social experie...

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Meghan Lymangood