Shyness can ruin an otherwise nice holiday (and other life) experiences. One thing that modern neuroscience has shown us is how important human relationships are to setting the tone of our brains for the good and bad. A great way to manage your shyness is to nourish others, and not merely resort to micromanaging your own body and mind. Give, love, and be grateful. As an expert on kids and families in my office and the author of KIDS, PARENTS & TECHNOLOGY: A GUIDE FOR YOUNG FAMILIES, I try to provide a working general approach to this topic. Giving and loving and feeling grateful are wonderful ways to take the spotlight off your painful preoccupation with yourself.