Parenting a perfectionist child brings a unique set of challenges, the first one being – perfectionism can actually be quite tricky to spot! A perfectionist child might not have an immaculate room and their table manners may be far from perfect. They can be overly cranky and particular, and perfectionists tend to hide a bit. They are not always delighted with their responses to life and can feel ashamed of who they are and what they have or have not done.
Oftentimes a perfectionist will live with an internal critic inside their heads whose voice is harsh, bossy and full of judgements. They may not realise that their critical thoughts towards themselves are making them feel defeated, angry or completely exhausted.