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10 Things Not to Say to a Quiet Child



“You’re very quiet.”

“Cat got your tongue?”

“You can talk to me, you know. I won’t bite.”

“Don’t you want to play with all the other kids?”

“Someday you’ll come out of your shell.”

“You’re very shy.”

“You should smile more.”

“You’re so serious. Don’t you want to have fun?”

“Are you trying to hide in the corner?”

“You’re so quiet I forgot you were even there!”

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