Okay, here's the background: All first graders at DD's public school take violin during the school day. We didn't rent one because she plays piano, which she really enjoys. She told me at the beginning of the year that she didn't really like violin and we shouldn't rent one. Fine. They are doing a little showcase next week at school where all the first graders will play together in small groups of ten or so. I think just one or two songs (like Twinkle Twinkle kind of thing). Parents are invited. DD is an introvert.
She is FREAKING out. She says they don't really know the songs and it's going to sound terrible. I've tried telling her that the parents will enjoy it no matter what, that she's playing in a group so it doesn't matter, that she can skip school and/or the performance if she really doesn't want to do it. Nothing seems to help. Poor kid. The performance is in a week and I'm afraid she's going to have a nervous breakdown by then. (As a side note, she happily participated in her school's variety show in an act with her friends. I think this is somewhat specific to it being about music, which she knows about, and playing an instrument that she doesn't feel competent at.) Any advice?