02/14/2013 01:27 pm ET Updated Apr 16, 2013

Help Shy Kids -- Don't Punish Them

Jessica Lahey, author of the piece "Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School," is a teacher who obviously cares deeply for her students. She's absolutely right that reticent children need to be sensitively encouraged to push through their fears so they can make their voices heard when they have something to say, and so they can face the world with confidence and joy.

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