My son is approaching 2 years old soon and till now he cries when strangers or even my relatives and friends tried to carry him. Is there any ways to encourage him to open up to other people?
Also, he's very timid. He will get scared easily and cries when there's thunder and lightning, when there's loud noises and when he saw 'weird'/ scary looking people i.e. people with painted faces in opera from TV. What can I do to make him become braver?