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Self-Critical

How To Help Children And Youth That Are Self-Critical Or A Perfectionist

Without support this habit can diminish taking chances necessary for successful and satisfying life and learning. Learning is often about making mistakes and trying again. Children & youth who are self-critical can defeat themselves before they start. This attitude often stops children & youth from enjoying their successes. This can often be covered by unrealistic confidence and bravado. Children & youth become self-critical to reduce expectations placed upon them. Being self-critical/perfectionistic can be due to and complicated by a combination of factors: low self-esteem; ineffective family communication skills; family patterns of criticism and belittlement; physical and/or emotional discomfort caused by unhealed accidents (especially even slight damage to the spine or head); traumas, abuses of all kinds; nutritional imbalances; exposure to environmental pollutants. Children & youth enjoy learning and living much more when they get over this habit.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Psychotherapy
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Expressive Arts
  • Homeopathy
  • Flower Essences
  • Herbology
  • Aromatherapy
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Craniosacral
  • Aikido
  • Yoga
  • Precision Teaching
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Environmentally Healthy Homes
  • Support For Parents
  • Psychiatry
  • Light Therapy
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Drumming
  • Music Lessons
  • Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Aikido
  • Yoga
  • Flower Essences
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Aromatherapy

On Our Own We Would Try: • Wholesome Pleasures • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Nature • Pets • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games

For Parents: • Model unconditional love. • Avoid trying to convince your child or youth not to be self-critical. • Let them know you don’t feel that way about their accomplishments, character, talents, appearance, etc. • Play games of making mistakes and laughing about it. • Get support from other parents whose children or youth do this.

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