- @2014-06-10 20:30:18
- United Kingdom
My daughter was also very shy and nervous at 3, tbh she still is. Because she made such a fuss when I took her anywhere I stopped going out, which was the worse thing I could have done, because it made her even worse. Gradually over time I realised that I had to try and get her over this, otherwise school would be a nightmare.
I started going to toddler groups again, at first she didn't like them but then she started to ask me if she could go. I also enrolled her in a pre-school. She'd cry every morning when I'd leave, it broke my heart. This went on for about 2 months. But after that she made some friends with the bossiest girls in the nursery and also a couple of quiet girls too. The nursery manager even told me that she was very loud. I couldn't believe it, She wouldn't even talk when she first started.
So my message to you is to be persistent, three years olds are fickle and what they hate one month, they'll love the next.