Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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Tom Greenspon: Perfectionism

Date : January 16, 2018

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Edina Community Center, Room 350, 5701 Normandale Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55424,

Email: [email protected]

How do we encourage kids to “be all they can be,” in our increasingly perfectionistic, winner-take-all culture, without creating perfectionists? Speaker Tom Greenspon on January 16, 2018, 7pm, Edina Community Center, Room 350, Edina, MN. Event FREE for MCGT members. For non-members, a suggested $10 donation.

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Perfectionism with Tom Greenspon. January 16, 2018 at 7:00pm, Room 350 Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina.

Event is free for MCGT members. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person for non-members. You may join MCGT that night, or join online ahead of time at https://mcgt.net/how-to-join-mcgt

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. Find out about the psychology of perfectionism and what it tells us about creating a process of recovery.

Tom Greenspon is an author, lecturer, and retired psychologist and marriage and family therapist. He is known locally and nationally for his work with G/T children, adults, and families, and he and his wife, Barbara, are former co-presidents of MCGT.