#1 Fear in America, Does Your Child Have It?
#1 Fear in America? Does Your Child Have It?
Public speaking is the #1 fear in America. That is why child development experts recommend parents to expose their children to activities where they can practice public speaking.
If your child is shy, has a hard time with eye contact, is soft spoken and is afraid to talk to others, they may benefit from leadership and public speaking program.
Being comfortable when talking to others in one-on-one or in a group situation allows kids to better communicate information, appear well-mannered and create stronger social connections. Your child will also become more brave. This will help them stand up for themselves, speak up and resolve future situations more effectively and for their benefit.
Here are some tips how you can help your child with public speaking.
Acknowledge your child’s anxiety, and let them know that it’s perfectly normal. The empathy you demonstrate will increase the chances that your child will express their worries to you later on.
Have your child memorize their name, address, emergency phone number and things like their favorite food, color, animal and place.
Now play a game together. Stand in front of a mirror and introduce yourselves to each other. You may even shake hands. Then practice saying what is your favorite food, color, animal or places you like.
Smile at each other in the mirror when you do it and give each other marks to see how well you do. You can rate yourselves from level 1 to level 5 (5 being the best):
Consider signing up your child for an activity where they will have a chance to practice leadership and communications skills.
One of those activities are martial arts. Out of all sports your child can participate in martial arts are at the top of the list for leadership training.
At both Spicar’s Martial Arts locations, here in Southlake, almost 100 students ages 6 and up attend Leadership Program training classes up to 4x a week. Classes are 30 minutes long and children intentionally work on:
Public speaking and reading
Developing a confident voice
Motivate themselves and others
If you would like more information about our Leadership Program don’t hesitate to call or text us at 469-444-0246.
Or get your child started today with our free trial.