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Dear Me: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Counseling

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. I’ve got diaries and pen pal exchange letters that date back … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Perfect: 6 Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect Kids dealing with perfectionism may experience some anxiety as the new school year begins. After spending the last year trying to get everything just right, it can be daunting trying to show a … Continue reading

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Why Your Gifted Child Isn’t Living Up to Expectations (And What You Can Do About It)

By Jim Delisle, Ph.D. Of all the issues confronting gifted kids, their parents, and their teachers, one of the most contentious can be whittled down to one word: expectations. Whether it is concern over grades (“A few B-plusses will keep … Continue reading

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Improve the Self-Esteem of Perfectionistic Kids

By Tom Greenspon, author of Moving Past Perfect and What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough Avery struggles with her homework; she writes something, erases it, thinks, writes again, erases again, looks worried and agitated. Nothing seems worthy … Continue reading

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Growing Brains

It is a lofty goal to do something perfectly, but not a realistic one. In teaching—and learning—the goal is not perfection. They are something you do, not something that you get right. A teacher I know named Madeline recently recalled … Continue reading

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