I was wondering if your child is a perfectionist? We have struggles with this in the Lost and Tired household.
All three of my boys have a tendency to want things perfect. However, Gavin is an absolute perfectionist, at least most of the time.
Much of this stems from his abusive biological father. He used to tell Gavin things like “only losers make mistakes”. He had many more pearls of wisdom that he graciously bestowed upon Gavin, many along the same lines.
Gavin, typically doesn’t tolerate imperfection…especially from himself. It seems that no matter how hard we work to overcome the whole perfectionist thing, it just never seems to click.
Do any of you folks ever deal with this sort of thing? If so, what have you done to work with this?