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Letting Go of Perfect

Empower Children to Overcome Perfectionism

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Overview

Letting Go of Perfect gives parents and teachers the guidance and support they need to help children break free of the anxieties and behaviors related to perfectionism. This second edition:

  • Explores a state of mind that manifests in unhealthy ways among kids and teens today—the need to be perfect.
  • Features updated research on perfectionism, new strategies, and resources.
  • Delineates the major types of perfectionism and provides practical tips.
  • Explains how students can use their perfectionistic behaviors in a healthy way.
  • Shares advice and stories from real parents, educators, and students.

For children who believe their best is never good enough, perfectionism can lead to excessive guilt, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, depression, pessimism, obsessive or compulsive behavior, and a sense of rigidity. This engaging, practical book is a must-have for parents and teachers wanting to help children overcome perfectionism, raise self-confidence, lessen guilt, increase motivation, and offer a future free of rigidity.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 6 in x 9 in
  • Pages: 250

About the Author

Jill L. Adelson taught fourth grade in Newport News, Virginia. Hope E. Wilson worked as an elementary art instructor in Texas. They both received doctoral degrees from the University of Connecticut in 2009. Jill and Hope together conducted a long-term research study of perfectionism in children.
Jill L. Adelson taught fourth grade in Newport News, Virginia. Hope E. Wilson worked as an elementary art instructor in Texas. They both received doctoral degrees from the University of Connecticut in 2009. Jill and Hope together conducted a long-term research study of perfectionism in children.
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