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Suitable for: Families with secondary-age children
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There are lots of practical ways you can help your child overcome embarrassing feelings. As adults, we know that embarrassment is a part of life. We might not like it, but we’ve learnt to deal with the feeling.
Children can find it much harder to cope with embarrassment. They feel everyone is watching them. As children go through puberty, they can particularly struggle with this emotion as they just want to fit in with their friends.
Some children seem less affected than others. For example, one child may not care that they have a low score on a test, while another will feel hugely embarrassed. One child will happily bare all in a public changing room, while another cowers behind a towel in case someone notices them.