Why am I so scared of teachers? Watch
My issue is that one of the main times that I get panic attacks is when I am alone with teachers whether that be picking up a glue stick or books or talking to them about homework I always have to have a friend with me or I start to panic. My Mum is a teacher although I am not nervous around her.
My issue is that I have been given the opportunity to take Spanish as a 4th alevel but it would mean that it was just me and the teacher and I get very nervous. I had a taster session and left it, was fine, started crying until I found my friends and I couldn't stop shaking for an hour.
I don't know what to do and I don't know how to stop this from preventing me from taking opportunities like this one.
I am also afraid of teachers in second grade I had a teacher who would yell every single day and send me home crying I'm in 7th grade now but there's just one sixth grade teacher that terrifies me he is wayy touchy I saw him walk by and after he left I walked down the hall and 2 six grader's came out of a door and I jumped... i thought it was hin he's literally forced me into a hug i almost had a panic attack right there I'm afraid to be touched... dang he's scary😢😢😢
Alternatively, are there any teachers in school that you do feel comfortable talking to? You could explain how you're feeling to them and ask them to explain it to the teacher you're worried about. That way they will be aware of how you're feeling without actually having to confront it yourself.
Try to remember that most teachers are actually pretty kind and friendly people, especially once you're a bit older and they don't need to lay down the law so much.
There is no simple answer, I suppose. I had trouble myself in this respect, though not to the same extent. A diagnosis of anxiety is not a solution, but recognising what is the problem, whatever name you give it, and growing to understand it and find coping mechanisms can be, which can come from medical advice and diagnosis.
A teacher is a person just as you and your friends are. All humans are equal so NO ONE is your superior. The gap between you and them may seem great but perhaps by beginning to engage with them, you may lessen your fear. Perhaps you could go with a friend after class and get the friend to ask about schoolwork and gradually begin to contribute yourself? You could beging to say hello sir/miss, when you come in to class, and then perhaps acknowledge them in the hallways if you don't already.
You may have to miss out on the Spanish opportunity if you cannot find a way to cope, but beginning the process of reducing your fear is more significant.