Perfectionism is a strength and a curse. It has gotten your daughter this far but now you’re seeing the pitfalls.
You may have noticed your daughter:
- hold herself back from something because she “can’t do it perfectly.”
- be overly critical of herself and others.
- feel like she can’t get “anything right” and get down on herself.
- procrastinate on school projects because she’s stuck on “how to get it accomplished perfectly.”
- “freezes up” when performing in sports or activities because of the pressure she puts on herself.
Perfectionism can interfere with your daughter’s ability to function at school, sports, and other valued activities. While it used to be the very thing she thought made her successful, it now keeps her from excelling in the activities she loves, and holds her back from doing what she’s truly capable of. At it’s worst, perfectionism can result in self-hatred, depression, and anger issues.
Your daughter can strive for the best AND enjoy life in the process.
I can help your daughter to
- find a balance between work and fun
- focus on what went right instead of what went wrong
- learn to relax during moments of stress
- learn self-talk that helps her, not beats her up
- calm her anger, irritation, and frustration
Perfectionism is exhausting and the longer it goes on, the more debilitating it will become.
Let’s talk about how I can help your daughter change how she views her world.