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Perfectionism in Children: How Parents Can Help Bright, Complex Kids

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., coauthor of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development I used to say, smiling, when discussing perfectionism that I wanted my surgeon, dentist, mechanic, electrician, and plumber to be perfectionists—but not my friends, … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Need to Be the Perfect Teacher

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling “less than” when we see posts of awesome classroom projects on social media and genius hacks teachers come … Continue reading

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Perfectionism and Depression in Gifted Kids

By Myles Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed (Revised & Updated Edition) Childhood depression has multiple causes. Genetics play … Continue reading

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3 Things Gifted Students Wish Their Teachers Knew

By Deb Douglas, author of The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the 4 Essential Steps to Success This summer, I had the great joy of working with 40 gifted teens at S.O.A.R. (Summer Opportunity with Advanced Rigor) camp … Continue reading

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Lifting the Burden of Perfectionism in Children

By Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., author of  What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids If you are reading this blog post, you’re probably well aware that we live in … Continue reading

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