UPDATED June 17th, 2017
Like many adults out there—maybe even you—lots of kids have a fear of public speaking. Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Now that might be overstating it, but public speaking doesn’t come naturally to many of us.
As parents, we want to help our kids to become more confident giving presentations and participating in debates at school. So here are 10 ways you can help your kid overcome public speaking anxiety. Who knows? Maybe you could use a few of these strategies yourself!