Letting Go of Perfect: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids and Teens

Letting Go of Perfect: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids and Teens

by Jill Adelson, Hope Wilson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593633622
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 633,707
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jill L. Adelson taught fourth grade in Newport News, Virginia. Hope E. Wilson worked as an elementary art instructor in Texas. They each will receive doctoral degrees from the University of Connecticut in May 2009. Jill and Hope together conducted a long-term research study of perfectionism in children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Perfectionism and Children 1

2 Debunking Myths About Perfectionism 7

3 The Academic Achiever: "Must Achieve 100%" 27

4 The Aggravated Accuracy Assessor: "Exactness and Fixation on 'Redos'" 45

5 The Risk Evader: "All or Nothing" 65

6 The Controlling Image Manager: "I Could Have if I Wanted to" 77

7 The Procrastinating Perfectionist: "If It Stays in My Mind, Then I Can't Fail" 89

8 Identifying Healthy and Unhealthy Perfectionism 105

9 Strategies for the Classroom 113

10 Strategies for the Home 143

11 Resources for Children 159

12 Resources for Adults 169

Glossary 181

References 193

About the Authors 203

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