1) Take your time picking out the perfect size of clubs.
2) Take a couple of practice swings
3) Clear out A LOT of space [and make sure the cat is in the other room]
4) Find a good practice ball [or egg, in Baby D's case]
5) When in doubt, try to find a different angle to practice hitting.
6) Or use your feet.
7) Just whatever you do....
don't give up.