" ... offers parents and teachers alike valuable approaches to helping children conquer shyness before it adversely affects them." -- Childhood Education
"...offers strategies for combating shyness, encouraging independence and teaching the child to be a social being." -- L.A. Herald Examiner
"Of the dozens of how-to books that crossed our desk this year, this seemed particularly helpful..." -- Washington Post
"Run to your nearest Bookstore and buy The Shy Child." -- Ann Landers
"Shows parents how to create an environment most likely to build confidence and self-esteem in children from pre-school through college" -- Science News
"Written in a pleasant, conversational style, unlike many research reports, it is a comprehensive guide..." -- Childhood Education
Philip G. Zimbardo is a social psychologist at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Shyness Clinic. He is the creator and narrator of the popular PBS-TV series, "Discovering Psychology."
Before her death in 1991, Shirley L. Radl was a journalist and author.
I don't get the impression that the book blames the parents for shy children. My children are shy, so my wife and I have been wondering what we can do about it. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Z. Ge
I'm a very shy person. My dad got this for me before I went to college. When I read this book I was surprised what they found out about shyness. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by asia
I have already reviewed this book, and explained that there is only blame for the parents and important adults in the child's life for being shy. Read morePublished on October 17, 2001 by ATbar
According to this book, shyness is caused by "a combination of feelings of low self-worth, labeling, and shame. Read morePublished on December 8, 1999 by ATbar