Tips to keep your child calm before a performance

Tips to keep your child calm before a performance

Help kids keep their nerves under control when performing for an audience with these constructive tips.

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Tell him he’s the expert

It’s natural to feel that a crowd might judge what we say or do. ‘Reframe’ the experience by saying the audience wants to see his interpretation.

Imagine the audience

Let him pretend the audience is made up of friends and family who just love watching him perform.

Visualise a great performance

On the days leading up to an exam, talk him through what a successful performance looks and feels like. It’ll help
keep negative thoughts at bay.

Distract him

Ease stress with his favourite joke just before an event to give him perspective.

Keep your own nerves in check

It’s his performance, so step back to let him shine.

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