How to help your child overcome perfectionism with Lisa van Gemert
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With the exam season fast approaching, it’s easy for students to set themselves high standards. For the perfectionists, it gets particularly overwhelming. A former perfectionist, today’s guest is Lisa van Gemert. We explore the destructive nature of setting unreasonably high standards, and what can be done to overcome these habits.
About Lisa van Gemert
As a former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, Lisa supports educators and parents on her website GiftedGuru.com. She is also co-founder of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. She lives her husband and three sons Arlington, Texas.
What you can expect to hear on the show:
The connection between social media and perfectionism
Key signs of perfectionism
Why perfectionism is a problem
How parents can help their children manage perfectionism
Advice to parents who expect perfection from their children
The importance of defining goals
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
How you can connect with Lisa
Lisa’s book ‘Perfectionism: Practical Strategies for Managing Never Good Enough’
‘The War Of Art’ by Steven Pressfield
‘Flow’ by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Over to you…
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