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Set Up a Group Meeting Mar. 04, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 and in the 11th grade. I'm not brilliant, but I've been told by my school counse... Read More

Overcome Shyness and Ask for Dates Dec. 14, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 17-year-old guy, and I've never been on a date. It didn't really bother me until ... Read More

Seek Professional Help Immediately Jul. 24, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Please, help me! I'm 14 and have a strong fear that someone is going to kill me. Even t... Read More

Big Guy Threatens Violence May. 16, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: This big, ugly guy keeps telling me that one day after school, he is going to rearrange... Read More

More Shyness Talk Jan. 18, 2017

Single File®

DEAR SUSAN: OK, so there are shy men and shy women — and not-so-shy men and not-so-shy women. ... Read More

Shyness (Part 2) Dec. 28, 2016

Single File®

As promised, I'm passing along some practical strategies for conquering that old devil shyness. At i... Read More

Shyness (Part 1) Dec. 21, 2016

Single File®

Philip Zimbardo, acknowledged expert on shyness, says that shyness strikes both genders almost equal... Read More

Shy Child Needs Encouragement May. 18, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: Do you have any advice on drawing out a third-grade, shy, introverted and super-sensitive child? ... Read More

Worrier Can Become Brave Girl Apr. 20, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: How do you talk to children who have anxiety issues without giving them the "anxious" label? Righ... Read More

Most People Have Been Shy Feb. 14, 2014

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a very shy person, and because of this, I miss out on a lot of excitement and fun. ... Read More

Shy Teen Can Become More Social Jan. 12, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: I recently was reviewing your website looking for any information with regard to shy children in ... Read More

Wimp Daddy Dec. 24, 2013

The Science Advice Goddess

A woman wrote you about flirting relentlessly with a male classmate who seemed interested in her but... Read More