I have twins and one of them has a slight confidence issue in certain social situations.
At their 5th birthday party today when they brought the cakes out, she became embarrassed and turned away from the cakes and the people around her. There were about 35 people. She had to be walked over to the cake, at which point she pretended to be asleep, stood up, while also blowing the candles out. Her other twin is fine and she's very confident in these situations.
She's ok most of the time and normally she's a confident child, it's just in these kind of social situations where there are lots of people and she's expected to perform. (The school play was hilarious. She lifted her outfit over her head to hide herself)
At family parties, where she knows everyone, she quite likes being the center of attention.
Her teacher's tell us she's more mature than other kids and she excels academically.
This isn't a very serious issue and I don't want to blow it out of proportion, but I want to help her and I'm interested in any strategies you have that you think could help her.