TUES 1/16 @ 7pm | Tom Greenspon on Perfectionism (Edina)
How do we encourage kids to “be all they can be,” in our increasingly perfectionistic, winner-take-all culture, without creating perfectionists? Find out about the psychology of perfectionism and what it tells us about creating a process of recovery.
Guest speaker Tom Greenspon is an author, lecturer, and retired psychologist and marriage and family therapist. He is known locally and nationally for his work with GT children, adults, and families, and he and his wife, Barbara, are former co-presidents of MCGT.
When | January 16, 2018 @ 7pm
Where | Edina Community Center, Room 350, Edina, MN
Dealing with perfectionism begins with an understanding of its psychology. Perfectionism is a self-esteem issue: making mistakes implies personal defectiveness and possible personal rejection. The pursuit of excellence is vitalizing; perfectionism’s inseparable dark side is the intense anxiety about never being good enough. Perfectionism is not part of giftedness, though gifted kids can be vulnerable.
This event is free for MCGT members. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person for non-members. You may join MCGT that night and put that $10 toward membership, or join online ahead of time.