An informative article aimed at helping parents help their child. As it states, things will only get harder for the perfectionist child as they progress further in school, so encouraging them and supporting them at a young age is vital.
A short, simple guide that could easily be printed off and given to parents of a perfectionist child so they can help them at home. Many signs of a perfectionist child will occur at home so it is important to educate parents too.
This traffic light system will help you identify when a student may be acting in such a way that may be detrimental to their development. Of course many pupils will strive to do their best, but when does it become problematic? This guide will help you to decipher that.
You can never have too many tricks up your sleeve. I like the group activity at the end, especially the idea of you, as a teacher, sharing your own failings. Not only does it provide an excellent example but it opens you up to your students as a human being.
This amazing Ted Talk does focus on girls, perhaps as they are more likely to be perfectionists. Regardless of gender, the point is still the same - we need to teach our young ones that it's OK to fail and make mistakes.
An interesting read with common ideas and phrases regarding perfectionism. It provides useful insight into signs of a perfectionist as well as phrases that many of them use and the inhibiting cycle they face. Use it to help gain an understanding into the minds of those perfectionist children in your class.