20 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Perfectionism
Are you looking for ways to help your child overcome perfectionism? If so, keep reading.
1. Explain that the learner should be happy with their best effort rather than insist on perfection.
3. Notify the learner that work not finished in one sitting can be finished later. Give the learner ample time to finish earlier tasks to guarantee closure.
5. Organize time limits so the learner knows how long they have to work and when work must be finished.
7. Use a signal method (e.g., turning lights off and on) to notify that the end of a learning experience is near.
8. Create definite time limits and give the learner this information before a learning experience begins.
10. Provide a consistent daily routine (schedule).
11. Provide consistent expectations within the capacity and ability level of the learner.
12. Let the learner finish the learning experience unless it is troublesome to the schedule.
14. Show instructions/instructions prior to handing out appropriate learning materials.
16. Give the learner clearly stated expectations for all situations.
19. Define expectations of various environments and help the learner develop the skills to be successful in those environments.
20. In collaboration with other school staff members, create as much consistency as possible in the school environment (e.g., rules, criteria for success, behavioral expectations, consequences, etc.).