The car ride to games is usually filled with excitement….but sometimes not. If a child is feeling confident they will frequently show it in their behavior – behaving in their normal way chatting it up, listening to music, etc. If they are not confident – if perhaps they are not feeling like they are ready – they will engage in behaviors out of the norm.
Watch, listen and be there. The idea here is truly to watch their behavior. Sometimes the best things you can do are to say nothing and gauge their mood.
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