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902-464-4110 to call IWK Central Referral. ; Everyone gets shy from time to time. In fact, having just enough shyness can be helpful because it can protect us from doing things that may be embarrassing or awkward. But when shyness keeps a child or teen from speaking, then it may be a condition called Selective Mutism. Children with Selective Mutism are not being mute 'on purpose'. They are not trying to 'control' a situation by being mute. Not speaking is the way they protect themselves from …