If your child is a little bit shy it’s nothing to worry about. Emotional development isn’t an exact science that runs by the clock. In child modelling though, time moves fast and if they want to do well they’ll need to come out of their shells a little bit quicker. Child models’ personalities need to shine through strong. Here are some ways that might be helpful when you are trying to promote self confidence in your child for their next child modelling audition.
Given the above, parents are still worried when their child seems shy. As a parent, you should understand that shyness is not personality disorder; it is just a personality trait. Most people liken shyness in children to poor self-image and low self-esteem. However, this is not the case as some children are just naturally mild-mannered and reserved. This is a good thing in itself.
How can you tell if your child has low self-esteem or is simply shy? A child with high self-esteem but who is reserved establishes eye contact and is generally nice to be around. If your child can’t establish eye contact and withdraws from interactions, your child may have a problem when it comes to child modelling.
Look for obvious reasons for your child’s shyness
To help your child overcome shyness, you should determine what causes it. By knowing the factors that cause your child’s shyness, you will know what approach to use to help them get along well with others. There could be an underlying condition such as a minor learning disability. Other things include general anxiety and a difficulty in establishing bonds with other people.
Try to be a positive influence
Children are very receptive individuals and have a tendency to imitate adults. If your children see you as a shy person, they are more likely to be shy as well. To help your child overcome shyness and succeed as a child model, it’s perhaps time to try and overcome yours too. You can be a positive role model by showing your child how to be assertive. Remembering that assertiveness does not equate to aggression, show them the next time you ask a restaurant manager how long it will take you to be seated. Let them see that you are comfortable talking to people and are able to receive compliments in a pleasant manner. Make an effort to help people when you see that they need help. By making yourself a positive influence your child will overcome any issues before they become problems, allowing them to become a great child model and flourish in child modelling.