Circus clowns perform tricks and make us laugh. They wear bright colors, big shoes, and all kinds of wigs and colorful hats. Have you noticed that they seem to like people looking at them and laughing at them? Lots of kids feel shy when they feel that other people notice them. But some kids get super uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Does this sound like you? If you feel too shy or nervous too often, or if you miss out on cool activities and fun because you worry about what other people might think about you, this book is for you!
What to Do When You Feel Too Shy guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying social anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome social anxiety - so they can join in the circus of fun and friends!
Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD, are clinical psychologists in Baltimore, Maryland with more than thirty years each in private practice working with children and parents. They are the authors of several self-help books for young people.
Illustrator: Janet McDonnell is a writer and illustrator living in the calm outskirts of the Windy City. Her characters populate many books and magazines for children.