Shy baby boys need secure parental bond
Shy babies, especially boys, need to have a strong bond with their parents to avoid developing anxiety disorders in their teens, researchers report.
Children who react with behavioural inhibition or shyness to new situations have an increased risk of internalisng problems as they grow older, says researcher Professor Heather Henderson.
Attachment is especially vital when a baby shows behavioural inhibition or shyness to new situations or people, according to her paper in the journal Child Development.
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