Anna's class for our homeschool co-op was to be on stage to sing a song.
Anna: I have stage fright, I'm not going to do it.
Me: Oh, mommy and daddy will be disappointed not to be proud of you on stage. (Yes, parental manipulation!)
Anna: Well, maybe I could close my eyes.
Me: That sounds like a good idea. You do it if you want to. (If I manipulate them into something, I always offer an out.)
So, she was up on stage last night singing her song. And, we were proud parents. Who forgot the camera, but took pictures in our minds.