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Perfectionist Peril

Keeping up with the Best can take a Toll on oneself.

If you can’t cope with it, you will be left out and feel alienated with your group, and the consequences can be fatal!

This is a growing concern with our children in school.

Read this article about Kathryn DeWitt’s pursuit of academic excellence in her University.

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……. In her first two weeks in on the University of Pennslyvania campus, she hustled. She joined a coed fraternity, signed up to tutor elementary school students and joined the same Christian group her parents had joined at their alma mater, Stanford.

………… But having gained admittance off the wait list and surrounded by people with seemingly greater drive and ability, she had her first taste of self-doubt. “One friend was a world-class figure skater. Another was a winner of the Intel science competition. Everyone around me was so spectacular and so amazing and I wanted to be just as amazing as they are.”…….

Special Thanks to New York Times for this article.

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