Worried about your shy wallflower starting school? Dr Anna Cohen, Sydney’s leading Clinical Child Psychologist from Kids & Co has these solutions.

The school holidays can be a great time to help your child build confidence and come out of their shell a bit more – especially if they are about to start big school this year.


All children come into the world with different personalities and characteristics that make up their temperament, despite the profound influence parents and families have on them. Part of a child’s temperament is their sociability – that is how at ease a child feels when meeting new people or placed in new situations.