Alex's Answer

I get anxious reading in front of others

Your Question

Why do I feel horrible when the teacher asked me to read , I feel very anxious when I read in front of big crowds and it frustrating


Hey there, you are very brave getting in touch with us today!
It’s completely understandable to feel a bit overwhelmed when the teacher asks you to read in front of everyone. Trust us, you’re not alone – lots of people, even some adults, get nervous about public speaking. It’s totally normal to feel a surge of anxiety in those moments. Your feelings are valid, and it’s okay to acknowledge that.
Remember, it’s not a reflection of your abilities or worth. Everyone has their strengths, and being in the spotlight might not be everyone’s forte. If it’s causing frustration, consider taking small steps to build confidence, like practicing reading aloud with a friend or family member. And know that it’s okay to ask for support. You’re not alone in this journey.
If these feelings persist or become overwhelming, know that the Childline team is here for you. Our team is available 24/7 to provide a listening ear, support, and explore options with you. You can reach out anytime, day or night, either by calling 1800 66 66 66 or through our Live Chat at You’re never alone, and there are people who care about helping you through these moments.
Look after yourself, and know support is here for you anytime, for any reason,

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