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How To Teach Your Kid They Don’t Have To Be Perfect At Everything

How To Teach Your Kid They Don’t Have To Be Perfect At Everything

One Saturday morning, my 6-year-old daughter was making a birthday card for a friend. She was sitting at a small table, and on the floor next to her were about ten crumpled sheets of paper. She kept writing the letter “H” for “Happy Birthday,” then deciding she didn’t like how…

To Defeat Perfectionism, Make Mistakes On Purpose 

To Defeat Perfectionism, Make Mistakes On Purpose 

The urge to be perfect can prevent you from taking action. You don’t share creative projects that aren’t 100 per cent ready, or you’re afraid to ask someone out if you’re not sure it’s exactly right — so you just … don’t. If you’re feeling stymied by this need to…

What To Consider Before Proposing In Public

What To Consider Before Proposing In Public

If you’re someone who is already planning a surprise public proposal, you might be in too deep to know that it probably isn’t a great idea. However, if you’re willing to hit pause, maybe go through this checklist before arranging the flash mob dance.