Hi. =) My son is two years and 4 months old. He's generally a very happy, energetic, wonderful two year old (I'm sure all parents say stuff like that about their kids, but he really is. He's a sweetie). He's very outgoing to us and his grandparents and other adults that he knows and he shows an interest in other kids when he goes to the park, library storytime, etc.- but he is shy of other kids and afraid of them. When he was one he wasn't like this... he would sit with other kids and be just fine. But now if another kid near his age comes up to him and wants to play with him at the park or somewhere he runs right up to mommy or daddy and hides behind them and looks terrified. He's not in daycare or anything like that so he hasn't had a super amount of exposure to other kids his age and I am trying to get him around other kids as much as I can but getting the same scared results. He's not like that to adults.. just kids. I'm hoping it's just a phase and as he's around other kids more and more often he'll just used to it. A couple weeks ago we went to the Unitarian chuch specifically so we could leave him there at the nursery and give him that hour around other kids without us there, but one of the ladies ended up coming to get us because he was freaking out so bad. So, yeah, that didn't go well. And I do feel bad about forcing him to do anything. So, has anyone else had a two year old who was very shy around other kids? Or know if this could be normal or abnormal or have any advice? Thanks!