Christie - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have talked and read so many books on this I don't know what to do. My daughter who will be 9 in 2 weeks can't accept anything but perfection from herself(sometimes others). It's in every aspect of her life from school,friends,home and cheer. I tell her that we are all just human and we all make mistakes...plus you learn from those mistakes. But still it's almost like deep down inside she can't forgive herself for even the smallest mistakes. I would like her to one learn to love herself no matter what and two not to seem to feel stupid or worthless with every little mistake. Has anyone had any success getting your gifted child to accept imperfection in themselves and others?