I am so blooming proud that my painfully painfully shy 4 yr old went on the bouncy castle at the school fair and at his first gymnastics lesson actually asked to join in and had a huge smile on his face for the whole sesssion! Doesnt seem muvh but has maade me a very proud mummy
Thats fabulous I don't understand why you can't boast on fb? Wouldn't your friends be pleased for you too? All my friends are always boasting and complaining to each other about dc its part of being a parent isn't it? Xx
I could put this on facebook but unfortunately some of my 'friends' always go into competative parenting mode and would comment something like "thats lovely because he was embarrasingly shy wasn't he?! DD has been doing gymnastics since she could walk can he do xyz yet?"
I know I should just delete them but to be honest that would cause more trouble than it's worth so I only use FB now to put pics of the kids on as my family live some distance away and that way they can see how they are growing etc.
Phew. I thought this was another tedious 'genius' levels thread, but it's genuinely a lovely thing to be proud of. I would love to hear about a friend's child becoming confident and sociable any day of the week. In my book, those are the most important things.
I teach children who are intelligent, others who work very hard and achieve surprising things, but the ones who make me happiest are the ones that make new friends when they find that difficult, or who show a new found confidence. You have obviously done a lot to help him be less shy and you should be proud.