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Summary

There is an overwhelming and unreachable demand in young students today for perfectionism that does not allow for growth and mistake-making. In extreme moments, your child can become sad, depressed, and experience self-doubt even when learning and good grades are being achieved. The demand for perfectionism outweighs any sense of accomplishment. 

This book will provide information about mental health, ways to reduce your child’s academic stress, and resources to support your child’s mental health. You will learn about COVID-19 and how this pandemic changed the way teachers teach and students learn forever. Additional things you will learn: 

  • How to boost your child’s self-esteem
  • How sometimes failure comes before success
  • The power of positive thinking
  • The power of prayer
  • The characteristics of the perfectionist child
  • ACT/SAT and how to prepare your child for those exams
  • The importance of extracurricular activities
  • Bonus chapter: What to know about launching your child to college
©2021 William Atkins (P)2021 William Atkins

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  • William Atkins
  • 13-11-21

Excellent

I am the author of this book and have 36 years of experience in education and youth programming. I presently serve as a school administrator involved in designing and implementing school improvement plans, evaluating instruction, and supporting student achievement. I feel that this book is one of seven books that will allow parents to support their child's academic success and development. This book is one of seven books that will prepare you to support your child's greatness, happiness, and academic excellence. All of the books recently published by my wife and I are comprehensive and will support you and your child academically and developmentally. Please take a moment to review the audio introduction and table of contents. Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Pearl
  • 13-11-21

Worth the Read

Informative, well-written, makes parents really think about how they are addressing their children's mistakes. Really enjoyed the chapters on how nutrition, rest, and exercise impact student achievement.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12-11-21

Wonderful

Wonderful Book. If your child is getting great grades but continually stays in a state of panic, this is the book for you. This book supports the high achiever. It supports inventive minds and lets parents know how to support innovative thought. Great book, So happy I took the time to read it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12-11-21

Winner Chicken Dinner

Great Book For the High Flyers...Get it if your child can deal with mistakes. I loved this book.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12-11-21

Mistakes Are Mandatory

Super-duper book for parents of hyper-anxious overachievers that have a nervous breakdown every time they get something wrong. In fact, any parent or student who believes in being innovative or a problem solver should consider reading this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-21

Nice

Really Good book. Agreed with 95% of what was written. If you have a super high achieving student who struggles when things don't go perfect, both of you should read or listen to this book. We learn from our mistakes...this book emphasizes that. Great Read for the Parents of the high stressed Super Achievers.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-11-21

Highly Recommended!

I have a perfectionist child and this book has really helped me. Very good advice and thoughtful. You won’t be disappointed!