If you've noticed your child behaving unusually in a public place or in front of your family members, but are unable to confirm if or whether they're dealing with social awkwardness, then it is important to watch out for the signs listed below.
- A display of fear or anxiety when exposed to a large audience. For instance, public speaking or performing in front of a large crowd.
- Children can often cry, freeze or act clingy to their parents in times of social anxiety.
- The fear, anxiety, and the necessity to avoid social interactions may last for 6 months or more.
- Fear of social events weeks before the program is scheduled.
- Excessive clinging to people who they're comfortable with.
- Putting the blame on others for placing them in such a complex situation.
- Physical symptoms may include trembling, shaking, cold hands and feet, redness in the cheeks and difficulty in speaking.