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OT...well today is my sons end of the year testing and I know he will be very stressed because he is a perfectionist. He is already ahead by 2 years so I keep telling him he has nothing to worry about and I don't push. Either way my child seems to think he should know everything and be able to do everything just perfect the first time. Ideas to get him to relax a little bit today would be great! Thanks to you.

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Last updated: May 22, 2013 5:19 am
Posted: May 22, 2013 3:47 am
Answered by: Cactus Rose
May 22, 2013 4:19 am
It's great that your son is so successful, but I wonder why he's so driven to be perfect at everything. We can't always be winners. Anyway, here's a relaxation technique. Have him lay down and put a cool, wet cloth on his forehead. Have him take a deep breath and hold it for a count of ten, then exhale for a count of 10. Count slowly. Repeat several times. This also works if you're having a problem falling asleep.
May 22, 2013 4:23 am
Catus Rose I tell you he was born that way. I'm always telling him we are not perfect and everyone has to learn nto just him. My mom says I was a bit like that when I was younger. Though I don't remember it. I'm def. not like that now! lol Nor is his dad. His dad seldom follows through with anything. I have been trying to get him to do 2 minute mediations and you would think I told him to do something extreme. But the breathing does help...and I do that already with him. Thank you.
May 22, 2013 4:24 am
I will try the cool rag....that is a good idea and I can see how that would relax someone.
Answered by: Cyndie
May 22, 2013 4:39 am
Hi...just browsing thru the buzz and found your comment this morning! Your son sounds so much like me.....couldn't help thinking how he might enjoy a cooking challenge.... mixed with a lot of laughter! Make messes throw in a crazy ingredient...good or not it was fun and funny!... get his mind off TESTING! jus sayin...since I am a release is music! I go to the piano or harp :) Good luck to ya both!
May 22, 2013 4:58 am
Ahh...Thank you Cyndie. You know he loves to cook right now he is on a mission to make the worlds best cannoli....and a mess he does make! lol Music is my release along with painting....I guess I need to do some grocery shopping to let him bake today! Thank you.
May 22, 2013 5:19 am
I believe, too, that he was born that way. I've worked with kids before who got so stressed that it started to affect their health. Whatever you can do to help him relieve his stress will be a blessing. Best wishes to you!
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