Book Summary, "The Shy Child"
The Shy Child: Overcoming and Preventing Shyness From Infancy to Adulthood (1999)
By: Philip G. Zimbardo & Shirley L. Radl
Dr. Zimbardo – a social psychologist at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Shyness Clinic – believes shyness can be cured. He compared the behavior of shy to non-shy people and interviewed children, parents, and teachers. Based on this research, he wrote this book analyzing parenting styles and offering ways for parents to encourage self-confidence and self-esteem. The authors suggests ways to improve the quality of the classroom experience for every child. As a leading authority on shyness, Dr. Zimbardo provides a useful program for overcoming shyness in childhood before it has a chance to affect the course of their adult life.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013