Why is it Important for Young Children to get over Stage Fright?

  1. Jesse Garret, a boy in grade three was assigned his first-class speech. His mother describes how he shuts down when he has to do something in front of others. Jesse cried and refused to do the work until his teacher prompted him at school and as soon as he made it to the front of the class, he froze and began to cry (Winn,2016).
  2. A young girl with performance anxiety shared how she could easily recall standing at the front of her class when the first wave of panic passed through her. She said her heart started beating more rapidly, her mouth became dry and her hands felt weak. She got through her short presentation, but the experience left her not wanting to feel the same ever again (Dimerman, 2019).

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