Dealing with the perfectionist child

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Dealing with the perfectionist child

So my son is one of those kids who doesn’t like to do anything, unless he’s going to be good at it. And he’s really good at sports. And what I found is rather than allow him to just stay in his comfort zone, I constantly expose him to new things. So he didn’t want to skate, he didn’t want to ride a bike, he didn’t want to go into the room with people he didn’t know. And what I’ve done is I introduced him to things and keep introducing him to things, even though his inclination is not to do it. In terms of skating, we go skating and he cries at first and then he sees like it’s not so horrible. And this is a way I think that will allow him to be well rounded as a person and realize that even if you’re not perfect, you can try it. And it won’t kill you and nothing bad will happen. So that’s how I’m approaching my child who needs to be perfect.

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Tanayi Seabrook has performed multiple roles on television productions-managing staffs, writing scripts, scheduling, budgeting, rights clearances, archival research and location scouting. At Peter Jones Productions, Tanayi was part of the production staff for a variety of episodes for A&E Network's Biography series, plus multiple programs for Turner Classic Movies. For five years Tanayi was on staff at Blackside, Inc., producers of the landmark PBS civil rights documentary series Eyes On the Prize. Tanayi worked on the PBS programs I'll Make Me A World: A Century of African American Art and Artists as well as This Far By Faith: African American Spiritual Journeys. She recently finished shooting a short film entitled The Cab, which she wrote and produced. Tanayi attended State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She also studied abroad at La Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. 

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