Perfection is something that many children strive for, usually without an understanding that no one is perfect. These types of children go to great lengths to be perfect — to make all the right moves and decisions in life. It can be very detrimental to a child who’s unable to accomplish a goal that, in itself, would be impossible for anyone to accomplish.
A Look at Perfectionism
Children who are perfectionists want to do tasks that sometimes are out of their reach. They have very high standards for themselves, and find it frustrating when unable to achieve goals they’ve set even when it’s clear to everyone else they’re obviously overreaching themselves. Signs of perfectionism include the following:
How to Help a Child with Perfectionism
As a parent, you want to help your child be the best they can be, so what are you to do when it seems that everything you’ve instilled in your child is coming back to haunt you? It can be difficult to deal with perfectionism in a child, but it’s very much something you can help them control.