I judged a science fair today (hello, Spokane Area Homeschool Community!).
It was a lot of fun.
I want to tell you two things, though:
1) When you kid is presenting, let h** present. It’s okay if *he takes a little extra time, or forgets words and has to think for a minute. That’s the point of talking to the judges: to have that experience.
It’s not going to be perfect. It’s okay.
We’ll ask what we want to know, and we’re liable to lead them.
Let them do the talking.
2) Your kid is fidgeting with h** ribbon, name tag, belt buckle, hair . . . . don’t stop that. That fidgeting is helping h** focus and remember. It doesn’t bother me, and it’s helping h**.
Leave it. It’s okay. Really.
Step back, let your kidlet shine.
~ Jen GS