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Im wondering what I should do for my 5 year-old son. He is extremely eloquent, smart and communicable at home. But in public, even around family he sees every day (but don't live with us) he is impossibly shy. He won't give eye contact (well, rarely), won't say hi and bye, he just becomes shy or very crazy silly. It's crippling him (and me) and makes it extremely difficult to deal with.
He he also still has regular accidents because he won't tell me he needs to go. This is up and down though as when it's just us he will, and he is ok at kindy mostly but then goes through stages when he just has accident after accident anywhere and everywhere.
No no changes or stressors in our life, he's been like this forever.... I'm most concerned about his extreme social anxiety as he starts school next year! What can I do? Who can I see about this?
He he loves playing with other kids but usually introduces himself using toys so he doesn't have to speak.... That usually works and he'll often open up gradually but still talks very little if at all. So many people and kids have asked me what his name is or if he talks, because he won't speak to them but will play happily with them.
Hes 100% normal at home, I can't stress this enough! Chats, has an excellent vocab, is cheeky, playful, imaginative, very good but also naughty just like a normal kid. I'm so stressed about this other behaviour though.... Please share if you have any advice!