This is Mr. Perfect! “Not even a hair out of place…” Being perfect requires a huge amount of energy and for children and teens this can lead to exhaustion, frustration, and low self-esteem.
These limiting beliefs and negative thoughts are far from the perfect person that friends and teachers may see.
For perfectionists failure is not acceptable and any difficulties, challenges, mishaps and set backs are taken as absolute evidence of personal failure.
As a Family Life Coach I teach children that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback.
This other way of looking at life encourages a child and parent to take another look at what has happened and why?
Together we discuss how this learning can be used for next time.
When this understanding is reached then Mr. Perfect experiences positive perfectionism- or the art of making mistakes and being happy!