My daughter started a summer camp program at our local YMCA today and I heard it again...."your daughter is so quiet and shy..."
This is the third teacher this year who talks about how shy my daughter is. I'm concerned, could she have a confidence issue? I find it hard to believe that she is shy as they say as she is a blabbermouth at home. But three teachers have said it so it must be true. She is being raised by me and her grandparents. Our parenting styles are very much the same. I am very loving to her and she is very affectionate because of this. However; there are boundaries. She must behave when we are out (and she does) and she is taught about respect and being "lady like". With the exceptions of a couple of slaps on her behind, my mode of discipline is a Time-out and I've only had to time her out a handful of times in her almost 4 years. She is a good girl and very sensitive. When she acts out I just need to give her "the look" and she straightens right out. I don't consider myself strict, but I'm also not a pushover.
Am I doing something wrong? Or is she just conservative by nature when she is in public because that is what I portray. Kids probably observe more than we think. I don't think she has a self-esteem issue as that she is always told how beautiful she is that her response is "I know".lol