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Old 12-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #8
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Re: Socially awkward?

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Yep it all sounds normal. And not even just for ages, but personalities. My kids are SHY, not awkward, they interact with others, but if someone approaches them out of the blue they are sort of taken aback since it takes them a minute or two to warm up.

All 3 of mine would be those staring blankly, or completely looking away kids
This. It is normal for a 2 year old to not know personal space boundaries and normal for some children to not respond to an unexpected encounter with an unknown child who is younger. Some kids need time to warm up and have personal space boundaries. I wouldn't assume they had social issues or were awkward. We value extroversion but not all kids are extroverted and I don't think it is something that needs fixing. Shyness and introversion are not the same thing but it often goes hand in hand and not responding when something is unexpected or they didn't get a chance to process is normal for some.
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