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Helping your perfectionist child

Helping your perfectionist child

The snapshot of a perfectionist What if you couldn’t tolerate making mistakes?  What if you took a really long time to do things because you had to get it ‘right’?  What if there were things that you avoided doing because you had a belief that you wouldn’t do them ‘good enough’? Perhaps you might feel irritable, frustrated and sad a lot of the time.  As a consequence of feeling this way, your behaviour might be abrupt and grumpy-looking.  Perhaps you might feel stressed at having to always ‘perform’ to a standard that feels very high.  Perhaps you might miss out ...

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Yes, kids suffer from anxiety too, 4 steps to help

Yes, kids suffer from anxiety too, 4 steps to help

Kids suffer from anxiety.  They do.  The type of things they worry about might not be a ‘biggy’ to us adults, but to them, from their perspective, they are definitely things to worry about! The first job for us to do as parents is not to dismiss them! Keeping their perspective in mind is a big key to helping them manage their anxiety. When anxiety moves into their little bodies, they are basically experiencing the fear response.  While we might have an understanding of what anxiety feels like, we sometimes forget that children haven’t had as long as us to ...

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