Your Child May Start Being Obsessed With Perfection Now

At this stage, in the effort to be perfect, your child may want things to go his way always. Reality can be the opposite. This can result in showing his frustration in the form of self-criticism and self-anger. In the long run, this can highly damage his self esteem and as a parent it’s hard to see your child in this situation. Your Child May Start Being Obsessed With Perfection Now

What you need to do

By being empathic and listening to your kid with undivided attention, you can help him to vent his feelings. Next, try to make him understand what perfectionism is all about. For instance, if your child is upset about missing the first position in the class, you can say, "Such situations come and provide an opportunity to do better next time. Instead of getting upset, commit yourself to working hard."

If your child uses words like, " I am a failure or I can't do anything right", encourage him to say, "I did my best" or “I will perform better next time". Replace all his negative thoughts with positive self-statements. Get him into the habit of doing this, and self criticism will be replaced by positive thinking.

With perfection come positives like drive, energy and taking care of each and every detail. Encourage these positives in your child and reduce the negatives by promoting self compassion and acceptance.

Disclaimer : Content presented here is for information purposes only, please consult with your doctor for any health queries




Checkout other interesting articles

The right way of weaning your child from breastfeeding

Child Vomiting: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Treat it

Teaching your child how to write: The basics

Newborn Baby Vaccination Chart - India 2022

Height and Weight Chart for Indian Babies (0 to 12 Months)

Your Baby Chuckles Often Now

9 Ways to Pamper Your Child the Right Way

Taking out time for your partner amid mommy & daddy duties

10 Healthy Weight Gain Foods For Kids-- Must Read!

The Sensory Activity: Sense Your 5 Senses

10 nutritious foods for growing kids