kids with broken legs dont have to do PE but kids with social anxiety still have to do public speaking, isnt there a problem there
I see what this is trying to say, but I don’t think the most effective route for kids with social anxiety is to exempt them from public speaking entirely. Just like a child with a broken leg goes back to P.E. after his leg heals, schools ought to focus on helping a child with social anxiety get to a point where public speaking is manageable.
Mental illness is important and it needs to be taken more seriously, but we also should remember that it is possible to get better. Remaining stagnant in our anxieties often makes them worse. We have to keep moving forward and remember that there is a happier life beyond them (one where presentations don’t incite panic attacks!). It can get better, and it will.
Annnnd I’ll get off my soapbox now.