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Posted by: M Reid | 2011-10-13

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The introvert

I have a 9 year old daughter who do not verbally express herself and is always quiet and in her own world. I respect that it is her personality but this is starting to affect her school work. She is easily distracted and always thinks negatively about things which makes her scared to ask or try something. My fear is that if I do not do something now to help her, she will have difficulty through her schooling as I fear she will not be able to cope. How do I get her to open up and be more confident about things. How do I make her concentrate on things that needs her attention and not allow herself to get distracted. She is not completing her tasks at school because she is constantly in her own world.

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Kath Kenyon Kath Kenyon
- 2012-03-27

I would talk to her casually and see if she struggles to express herself or is just the quiet type.  Also consider if she has experienced any trauma recently?  She may be reacting to that.  Talk to her teachers and see what they say.  If it seems there is a problem then have her assessed by an Educational Psychologist who will be able to advise you on what you need to do if anything shows up.


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