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My 3.5 y/o is very much a perfectionist. He has to have his toys a certain way, hates being dirty at all, has to have a certain color bowl for breakfast type thing. He's been like this since he was just over a year old.<br><br>
Lately we have been having problems with him coloring. If he wants to draw something, say a rocket, he brings me the colors he wants and asks me to do it. I've been really unsure about how to handle it so I usually draw it for him once then tell him it's his turn. "No, it's not my turn, it's Mama's turn!"<br><br>
I'm starting to teach him to trace and connect dots but he refuses to try by himself because he likes my straight lines better then his wobbly lines, like to the point of throwing himself down and having a fit because I won't do it for him. I've had him make lines with my hand over his but I really don't know what else to do, besides just leave him alone and I guess if he wants it done he'll do it himself.<br><br>
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I'm starting to get worried that my daughter is a perfectionist too. She's only 15 months, but I've been noticing for a while that she wants me to do things for her that I KNOW she can do. Also, when there is a mess on the floor (even just some dog hair), she seems to get very upset and continues to point at it until I acknowledge it too. Not to hijack the thread, but I'm curious... when did you start noticing your son's perfectionist tendencies? This is new territory for me, as I am not at all like this... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 
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