Below is my post, LET YOURSELF BE APPRECIATED. Also see my SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MY READERS about changes in my blog this year.
Being Appreciated Is a Good Thing.
To test this out: This week, perform something for children you care about.  Sing a little song. Do a simple dance.  Draw a picture.
Explain to the children that if they like your performance, they should clap when you are done. Relax and be as comfortable as you can with the clapping. Thank the children for clapping and tell them it makes you feel good about what you did.
Invite the children to perform something. If they do, clap for them.