My littlest is not known for her friendliness and takes ages to warm up to people she's not familiar with. We don't see that as a negative trait but it is somewhat a challenge when it comes to the classes/workshops she attends. Many a times, the class is about to end by the time she's all warmed up, ready to interact and learn.
I can see how this may frustrate some Teachers. Today happens to be one of those occasions where she's taking longer to warm up. I'm supposed to share about how fun the event is but in the end, what I noticed was much more than fun.
The littlest was rejecting to perform cos she felt overwhelmed and scared when all the parents turned up. I was getting a little anxious cos I couldn't get to her. Then I noticed a teacher going over, talked to her gently and laid down beside her. Soon after, the lil' dragonlady laid down as well and got on with the programme!
Such a relief for me to see how the teacher made the experience less distressing and more positive for her!