What to Do When Good Enough Isn't Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids

What to Do When Good Enough Isn't Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids

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by Thomas S. Greenspon
     
 

Perfectionism may seem like a worthy goal, but it’s actually a burden. When you believe you must be perfect, you live in constant fear of making mistakes. Most children don’t know what perfectionism is, yet many suffer from it. Nothing they do is ever good enough. School assignments are hard to start or hand in. Relationships are challenging, and

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Perfectionism may seem like a worthy goal, but it’s actually a burden. When you believe you must be perfect, you live in constant fear of making mistakes. Most children don’t know what perfectionism is, yet many suffer from it. Nothing they do is ever good enough. School assignments are hard to start or hand in. Relationships are challenging, and self-esteem is low. Written to and for ages 9–13, this book helps kids understand how perfectionism hurts them and how to free themselves. Includes true-to-life vignettes, exercises, and a note to grown-ups.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575422343
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
299,168
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. He earned his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois. Tom lectures and writes on a variety of topics including perfectionism and the emotional needs of gifted children and adults.

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What to Do When Good Enough Isn't Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
momofareader More than 1 year ago
Great book to help an academically focused child release that doing their best is good enough. perfectionism is not always a positive thing!