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Helping Children Overcome Stage Fright

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90 percent of people feel stage fright. Often caused by social anxiety, anyone can get overwhelmed with nervousness during or before a performance situation. Let alone children or amateurs, even experienced and popular people tend to feel stage fright before their performances. And so, your child having stage fright is as normal as she having exam fears.

According to an article in self-expression.com, “Stage fright and fear of speaking in public are triggered by two things – expectation of perfection and fear of judgement. We are expecting ourselves to be perfect (and we know we can’t be) so we think we are not good because we aren’t perfect. We are also afraid that others will judge us harshly as not good enough.” Those being the psychological reasons for stage fright, it is necessary that you identify these feelings in your child, and address it.

There are various ways you can help your child overcome this performance anxiety. One way is to advise her not to worry about the audiences, and to regard them as just a bunch of people. This gives a bit of distance and keeps your child from envisioning the personal reactions and opinions of everyone. Also, most importantly, encouraging more participation of your child is the best action method you must take.

For various other counsels on how to help your child overcome stage fright, flip through the pages of this ClipBook.

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