it's okay to m@ke mistakes
sel*elementary school*student services*May 2015
helping your child overcome perfectionism
Tendency to become highly anxious, angry or upset about making mistakes Chronic procrastination and difficulty completing tasks Easily frustrated and gives up easily Chronic fear of embarrassment or humiliation Overly cautious and thorough in tasks (for example, spending 3 hours on homework that should take 20 minutes) Tries to improve things by rewriting Frequent catastrophic reactions or meltdowns when things don’t go perfectly or as expected Refusal to try new things and risk making mistakes
Helping Your Child Overcome Perfectionism: How to Do It!
a classroom pledge for your students
I am somebody. The me I see is the me I'll be. I can be respectful, responsible and resourceful. I can succeed. I am in school to learn. I will follow the directions of my teachers. I will not say unkind things to others. I will report problems to the teachers.
I will try my very best. I am in school to learn. We raise our hands to speak.
We work quietly at our seats. We use voices soft and sweet. We keeps our places tidy and neat. We are helpful, friendly, and fair. We take turns and willingly share.
I make mistakes so I can learn. I learn so I can succeed. I succeed so I can help others. I pledge to show my respect by listening to others, using my hands for helping,
caring about others feelings, and being responsible for what I say and do.