I was just reading an article on perfectionism in children and it was talking about the importance of playing up person strengths and downplaying competition. It reminded me of a huge pet peeve of mine that I have about dh's aunt. Whenever she sees my 6-year-old ds, she always makes some comment like, "I bet you are the best reader in the whole class" or "Are you the smartest kid at school?" or some other thing like that. It really bothers me. Ds never really responds because I'm sure he's not sure how and I have responded at times in various ways, but I'm wondering how you would respond to something like that (if you would at all - maybe it's just me that has issue with it).
Edited by callieollie - 7/7/12 at 2:25pm