EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. They give shy students a way to connect with peers through a shared activity. Try classes (ballet, karate, science), groups (scouts, theater), and team sports.
SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS. Project ACHIEVE’s “Stop & Think Social Skills Program”; “Skillstreaming the Adolescent”; and “Social Skills Autopsy” are three good ones.
HOME PLAY DATES. Invite three children over to do something your child enjoys. Plan special events: You could have a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or an MTV Video Awards party.