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I wonder how other parents help their children overcome shyness? My daughter is in 2nd grade and she does really interact with the other children. She'll play and talk to them occasionally but does not seem to form any bonds. She has a tendency to spend more time by herself than socializing. I don't want to push her, she needs grow into who she is but I do want to help her develop.
Not sure what advice to give you, both of my kids are somewhat outgoing. My son was a little shy for the first few weeks of Kindergarten but he is fine now.
Has she not made any real friends at all since she has been in school?
I'm not sure if when you say advanced you're talking about gifted or not. My son is in the gifted program at our school and I have been told multiple times by the gifted teacher that he is unlike any gifted child she has ever seen because he is SO outgoing, friendly, etc with other kids. She has told me more than once, that most of the gifted kids do not relate well to other kids and do far better with adults.
So, if that is the case, it may be very normal for your daughter.
Is she unhappy? If she is not unhappy, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Maybe offer to have her invite another child or 2 over to play on the weekends or suggest a sleepover and have some things planned for them to do (but if they go off and do their own thing, that's okay too).
Is she involved in any after school activities? Girl scouts (or whatever it is at that age)? Dance? Tumbling? Sports? If not, maybe finding an activity or two that she likes that requires interaction (i.e. something that isn't solitary) would work well for her as well.