Ds1 (6) can be very confident (sometimes overly so, really) but at other times he gets 'struck dumb' and I would like to know how others deal with this sensitively.
For instance, this week we were at a club he attends and an older girl who is also in it, but who he presumably doesn't really talk to, said hello to him - directly and using his name. He just said nothing. I admit to feeling irratated, despite the fact that I know he is not trying to be rude or naughty. My instinct is to snap, "Come on, ds, say hello," probably accompanied by a little nudge, but I can remember this being done to me as a child and I HATED it and was all too well aware that my mother was disappointed in me when it happened.
So, I resist the urge but haven't really found a solution. I don't like answering for him, but I feel bad for the person who has been ignored.