Question by  tamarawilhite (17883)

What can I do when my 5 year old gets upset if he's not perfect?

He is smart and well behaved but he feels like he must be perfect in everything he does.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

I had the same problem with my child and I took some advise from another parent. Egnor the bad and praise the good. Explain to the child that no one is perfect but god.


Answer by  ccorp (260)

Children tend to have a need to be perfect and get upset if they are not. In this instance, it's important to praise your child in the small things.


Answer by  Bo99 (392)

You should show him that it is not important to be first but it is very important to always do our best.


Answer by  maber (1427)

Just let him know that it is ok to make a mistake. Even adults make mistakes. Just learn and don't make the mistake again.


Answer by  Smythe (81)

I would tell my 5 year old that in life nothing is perfect and when god created man he created us with the gift of decisions and the ability to make choices. So in everything we do it will NEVER be perfect because we can't as humans be perfect.

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