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Managing Perfectionism

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The Book of Mistakes

Ages: 4-8 years

This is another book which we can use with our kids to battle perfectionism. Beautiful things can come out of making mistakes! This is a story about how mistakes can change us all for the better if we are brave enough to face them. Kids love following along with the book as the small spots and smudges on each page change the work in fun and unexpected ways, and even younger kids will adopt a new idea of what mistakes may become if we embrace them.

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Beautiful OOPS

Ages: 3-7 years

A cute and dynamic book we used since liv was a toddler that shows us that our mistakes can often end up turning into other beautiful things if we change our perspective. I love the message of this book! It’s also interactive, which makes it fun and engaging for littles.

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Ages: 4-8 years

This is a great book for developing a growth mindset and for dealing with our mistakes. It takes the approach that when we make mistakes we could learn from them, laugh them off, and let go! Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, the entire town calls her The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes! One day, the inevitable happens: Beatrice makes a huge mistake in front of everyone! This is SO good for developing flexibility in our thinking and accepting our imperfections.

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The Dot

Ages: 5-9 years

Battling perfectionism or the feeling that we are not good enough at something, this book gets creative on how the main character, Vashti, transforms her frustration about not being a good artist to a whole journey of creativity and self-discovery. It helps kids find new, more accepting perspectives on themselves and their developing skills. This is a very popular book with parents, and I love his other books too!

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The Good Egg

Ages: 4-8 years

Being perfect can be so HARD! As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. This is an adorable read on accepting our humanness and our imperfections, which we are not alone in. John’s entire series is adorable--you will find many of them on these lists!

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The Smart Cookie

Ages: 4-8 years

There is so much pressure in getting good grades and perfect scores nowadays--and it can really take a toll on the confidence level of our children. This is a great book to counteract all of the academic pressure as well as the natural tendencies we have to compare ourselves to our peers and siblings. This book helps kids see that there is more to being smart than just scores.


Ages: 3-5 years

In this fun and light-hearted picture book, a perfectionist eraser tries to keep the pages clean by erasing the scribbles of a mischievous pencil. But before long, the eraser discovers what can happen when two opposites come together to have fun. This is a cute book to also show what can happen when we go with the flow and embrace flexibility in our thinking! I would recommend it for younger kids.

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