Authors: Jill L. Adelson, Ph.D., Hope E. Wilson, Ph.D.
Product Code: 629
ISBN: 9781593633622
Pages: 216
Availability: In stock.

Letting Go of Perfect: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids pinpoints a crippling state of mentality among many kids today—the need to be absolutely perfect—and gives parents and teachers the guidance and support they need to help children break free of the anxieties and behaviors related to perfectionism.

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 and compulsive behavior, and a sense of rigidity. By delineating the major types of perfectionists and providing practical tips, the authors show parents and teachers how they can help these children effectively control their perfectionistic tendencies and use them to their advantage.

This engaging, practical book is a must-have for parents, teachers, and counselors wanting to help children overcome perfectionism, raise self-confidence, lessen guilt, increase motivation, and offer a future free of rigidity.


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Review: Gift-Ed Connections - April 20, 2013
The book “Letting Go of Perfect” is a pretty accessible read and has some good strategies for both teachers and parents in how to help their child overcome perfectionism. They also go about debunking some of the myths around perfectionism, which I believe are very important to share . . . If you are seeing perfectionism in your child or students, this book is worth a read.

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