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Why is my 9 year old so shy?
However, it never subsided and she is a bit extreme about it at this point. She has a Dr's appt. next week with a dermatologist and she cried about it because she is afraid she will need to take her shirt off and doesn't want to.
I have explained that there is nothing wrong with her body to be so shy and asked her the dreaded questions of :"Did something happen that made you feel uncomfortable". Nothing comes out other than: "I just get an weird feeling and I don't like it" all while sobbing.Is it normal for a nine year old to cry like this? She also still locks her door when changing and will not use the changing room at the YMCA unless she can be in a private locking stall. She is not yet going through any puberty changes so I am not sure what I can do to help her feel more comfortable. Please help.