Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids & Teens
This webinar is hosted by McLean Hospital
If you have noticed that your child or adolescent is unusually hard on themselves, sets unreachable expectations, avoids challenges, and is overly self-critical, they may be exhibiting signs of perfectionism.
One of the challenges of perfectionism is that it’s seen as a good thing—after all, we want our loved ones to be successful and to achieve great things. Turns out, it can hold our kids back, can cause them to be anxious, depressed, and be so terrified of failure that they avoid new adventures and opportunities. So how do we strike a balance?
In this previously recorded session, Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale explains the varying signs and symptoms of perfectionism, shares short- and long-term impacts of unaddressed perfectionism, and answers audience questions about how we can teach our loved ones—and maybe even ourselves—to foster a growth mindset.