By GALTime.com Parenting Pro Michele Borba, Ed.D.
My ten-year-old is first in her class, and it makes her nuts. She stayed up until one in the morning last night memorizing state capitals. I worry that if she keeps up this pace she'll have a nervous breakdown. She is a great kid, smart as a whip with an IQ in the ozone, and I swear I don't push her. What should I do?
Sound familiar? I can't tell you how many similar questions I receive from parents with kids who are perfectionists. Of course we want our children to reach their potential and to excel. Of course we want them to get those great grades and succeed. But often kids feels so much pressure that they become obsessed to do everything to an unhealthy degree of perfection. That can leave them feeling anxious, frustrated and worried most of the time. Another problem with perfectionists is that they often put those pressures on themselves.
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