My son is 8 years old; he is a shy child, not very naughty, he has very few friends, special thing is, he has only a couple of friends at a time. He is uncomfortable in large groups. Overall I can say, he is introvert, he speaks about his thoughts and feelings to me sometimes, otherwise neither he complains nor demands. But this is having a negative impact on his school reputation. Because of his peaceful nature, his classmates are taking advantage, he is being punished for someone else's mistake and he is not having the courage to tell the truth to the teacher, he cannot even complain if someone is disturbing him. He doesn't sportingly participate in classroom discussions; he is under-confident if selected for extempore or such public speech; because he is shy, he never gets chosen for a pivotal role in the annual concerts; he is made to stand at the corner queue of the singers; I am afraid, this will gradually break his self confidence, I cannot force teachers to show him some favour, how can I improve my son's social skills?