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My kindergartener the perfectionist...
Scenario 1: I received a call from the counselor at my son's school while I was at work and he relayed this incident: "My marker stopped working and I found out it had glue on it, so I raised my hand to tell the teacher and she told me to put it in the trash. Well when I got back to my desk I saw it messed up my work so I threw all of my rectangles in the trash and they told me to go to step 1" (a type of disciplinary program they have and I think is awesome!)...well now since he not only messed up his work, but he also has messed up him getting a 4 (perfect day) so he gets doubly upset and begins to cry, frustrated, ..you get the picture.
Scenario 2: While doing homework with my son and especially if its writing, he does move a bit slowly to ensure each letter is as perfect/accurately written as possible and if he messes up and you assist in helping him, he does NOT like it..you can tell by his facial expressions that he is not pleased with himself that he did not get it right...
What on earth can I do to eliminate the need for 'perfection' at such a young age??