he’s just shy
A friend told me about this great post from Time with Tracy called “Haven’t you ever felt shy, you idiot?” about how we can all do a better job in thinking before we speak!
It was perfect timing as I was just getting the boys’ haircut this week when a women in the next chair kept telling my 6 year old how cute he was and how she was going to come and kiss his neck. We didn’t know this woman and I thought the statement was a little strange- and I could tell my son was uncomfortable and obviously was hoping she was not serious. I had just read this post and instead of making him feel crazy for not responding kindly, I decided I should be speaking up for him and handle the situation so she did not keep bothering him. It made me think of all the time we spend telling our kids to be careful about strangers, but then force them into talking with random people who approach them. What do you all think?