perfectionism

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…

The Surprising Downsides Of Being An Overachiever

Being the office overachiever might feel good, what with all the pats on the back and thumbs ups from your boss. But there’s a fine line between doing your best work and being a chronic overachiever, which can set you up for failure. Here’s why you might want to rethink…