The Winsor School
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Pa logo calendar Perils of Perfectionism - A PA Evening for Parents

What if our students could feel balanced, healthy, rested, and successful?

In a community of high-achievers, the unrealistic pressures that teens put on themselves can leave them feeling as though nothing they do ever measures up to their ideal. If unchecked, the drive to be "perfect"-intellectually, socially, physically-can lead to a perilous spiral.

Join our exciting panel of experts for a special evening on the "Perils of Perfectionism." Our diverse panelists will guide us in understanding ways to create healthier and more balanced perceptions of success for our children-and ourselves. Christina Baudis, head of our Wellness Department, will moderate the timely, engaging discussion.

Among the questions that we'll wrestle include:

• What messages are we giving our children?
• How do we all (parents, teachers, mentors, coaches) contribute to the issue of perfectionism? How can we do better?
• How do differences in identity (culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) impact our students' idea of perfection?
• How can we foster a greater sense of self-compassion in our students?

Sponsored by the Winsor Parents' Association, the evening was developed in collaboration with the Wellness Department faculty.

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View bios of the four guest panelists.

Paula Chu, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor (CT)
and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY)
Associate Director, Stanley King Counseling Institute

Robyn Glover, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Specializing in Neuropsychological and Educational Assessment
Cambridge, MA

Areej Hassan, M.D., M.P.H.

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
The Park School, Brookline
Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology
Boston University Medical Campus, Boston, MA

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