sad kid

I don’t know about your experiences, but my kids are perfectionists — though they each manifest that trait in different ways. My youngest two often quit when they get frustrated that they aren’t perfect at something. My oldest gets really upset when he feels like he’s not doing something perfectly and/or anyone is thinking less than the best of him. Honestly, I’m not sure which of the two it is the real issue yet. It seems that life can be difficult at times when you’re striving for perfection in a world where perfect isn’t possible and people aren’t always going to think you hung the moon.

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