So, I have no research studies on this at all…this is from my own experience and observations in working with families who have had extremely shy and almost fearful children. I am not really talking about children who are more inward; all of us are on the continuum of extrovert to introvert if we look at personality. I am thinking hear of children who are rather socially anxious, fearful a bit… Many of these children whom I have observed were only truly comfortable with their mothers and no one else. Many of these children were first-born children, but not all of them, and many of them were girls, but again, not all of them. This is my special small population sample.
This is how I have personally observed this type of child’s progress into the world outside of his or her mother: Continue reading