Overcoming embarrassment

I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to ya.~Christian Bale

Embarrassing situations have caused enough trouble for us (my daughter’s home/ school team) that we should move aggressively on her understanding her options when she’s embarrassed in front of her peers-ok words to use, where she can go, when she’ll be left alone, why she would not be dismissed because of embarrassment. She needs to know that we will all help her to get over it and feel better because, right now, the pattern is- try something, do it wrong, get scolded, adults panic, peers look at her, she melts down.
That doesn’t happen at home, but it used to at the barn, but she learned that working through it, understanding it and preventing it was more rewarding than not riding so it went away.
There’s so much about school that she loves and is more rewarding than going home do we have a motivated child with a lot to learn!

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