My DD is so beyond shy at school, it's almost painful for me to watch. She's not normally shy, she's very chatty and loves to talk to, well, people she knows well. She's been in preschool for 3 months and doesn't talk to her classmates and barely talks to her teacher. When we are waiting to go into class, the other kids will come up and say hi to her and she turns away and puts her face into my leg. She does the same thing when her teacher says hi to her. I try not to make a huge deal about it, I just try to encourage her to say hi by talking to her classmates and teacher myself, hoping she'll open up. It's just tough because the other parents will constantly make comments about how she's STILL so shy right in front of her. I don't mind the comment, it's the truth, but I don't like that they say it in front of her. I'm afraid it's making her more self conscious about it. But that's MY issue and not really the point of this post. I'm just wondering if anyone else had a LO who was the same way... did they eventually open up?