Yes, public speaking! I dread it. I'm 63yo and have been doing it on and off since 17yo when in the Air Force as a librarian and I had to stand up in front of officers and address them about a film I was about to show. I couldnt do it well then and still cannot! Whether it is social anxiety or plain old shyness it is still something that you cannot be blamed for as it is part of your makeup, your nature.
Beyondblue topic the frog and the scorpion
Actually, I believe your parents do care but that don't relate to your social anxiety at all. We get this sort of misunderstanding often with mental health issues- they just don't get it.
Beyondblue topic they just wont understand- why?
That is why we exist here as a forum to support those in society that cant obtain support among family and friends. For example, if a friend came to you and said "I'm having difficulty with the "G" forces of my fighter jet when it turns- what do you think I should do"? what would be your answer? A blank face I'd assume, it's the same with mental illness and parents tend to dismiss this challenge you have as something you will get over and master from your teachers guidance. Your teacher is the same.
So, the only thing I can suggest is to approach your school counselor or principle and have a good discussion without distractions.
Now, friends. The one thing I've found about people that have trouble making friends or keeping them is- not asking questions. Everyone in this world loves to be asked questions. If a person approaches you at a party and asks a question of you "how are you, what's your name"....You give it and say- "I'm eleven, what's yours" then once they answer- "where do you live or where do you work, what sport do you follow, what footy team do you barrack for...." and so on. Also, blatant honest helps like- I'm a little quiet so don't mind me if I look like I have nothing to say. Or- I don't know many people here so I'm a little on my own. and so on.
Confidence is like patience, you cannot buy them.
Beyondblue topic supermarket shelves
I hope you get something out of those threads. You only need to read the first post of each. Repost anytime in those threads or here. Being anonymous is a great way to check to see what you can do in these ticklish situations.