Coping with embarrassment
Whatever you’re feeling embarrassed about, it can be helpful to remember that often it’s not your fault you feel this way. It may not make the embarrassment go away completely but it can be good to remind yourself that everyone gets embarrassed and does things they feel a bit stupid about. It is impossible to get things right all the time. If someone makes you feel bad for making a mistake, they are being unfair and are forgetting that someday they will be the one who feels the way you do.
A difficult situation can be made more stressful when we feel embarrassed about what is happening.
If you feel embarrassed, it can be really useful to talk to someone you trust about how you feel – this could be someone from your family, a teacher, a friend, or ChildLine.