The Pressure to be Perfect
We all want our kids to be successful in life. But what happens when our children believe their very best is never good enough. According to the experts, these kids have just joined the unhealthy ranks of a growing population of perfectionists.
Children's advocate and best-selling author, in Trudy Ludwig's new book ,Too Perfect , she tells the tale of Maisie who thinks Kayla is perfect. The more Maisie gets to know Kayla the more she begins to question whether being perfect is so wonderful. Trudy examines how perfectionism is linked to anxiety disorders and depression. In the back of the book she offers practical tips on how to help kids move away from the perils of perfectionism and toward healthier, more balanced lives.
“Perfectionism isn’t a disease to be conquered; it is a self-esteem issue in need of healing. Too Perfect shows us how we might begin to do just that.” – Thomas S. Greenspon, PhD, author of Freeing Our Families From Perfectionism and What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: A Guide for Kids