To Be or Not to Be Perfect: Is Your Child A Perfectionist?
If practice makes a man perfect, perfectionism can definitely make him lose his sanity. Being perfect seems ideal but being flawless takes years. Your little child might be seeking perfection in everything s/he does, but does it leave her/him frustrated? A perfectionist or a perfection-seeking child gets frustrated easily, develops low self-esteem keeps comparing her/himself with peers, fears failure and gets anxious easily about performing a new task, finds making friends difficult, and feels beat up when they lose. Perfectionists crave success, and while a healthy amount of wanting to be perfect can help a child to stay motivated, learn […]
How to Not Be Such a Perfectionist
Growing up we believed that being perfect was the discernible answer to all our insecurities. Whether it included physical insecurities or professional shortcomings, being perfect was the solution to every problem. For example, you thought if you could be the perfect student, you’d get better grades, if your work were perfect, you’d earn more money, and if you were the perfect friend, you’d always be loved. The idea of being perfect is synonymous with being completely satisfied and not having a care in the world. But as we dive deeper into the triggers of deteriorating mental health, we realise that […]