Hello So I have a 4 almost 5 year old child in my pre-k class. Everything she does, especially when it comes to art, has to be "perfect." Otherwise, it's "ruined" and "it sucks." Then an emotional fit of crying and screaming ensues, and it is super difficult to reason with her or help her calm down. For example, today we were playing with play doh, and I was working with them. I decided to make a bowl, and this child wanted to make the same thing as me. She asked for my help, so I told her how I made mine and let her go. She immediately became frustrated when her circle wasn't "perfect and like mine." I tried telling her that in art, not everything will look the same and that there are different ways of making things. I told her that if she was having fun working with the play doh then that's what truly matters. She called me a liar for saying there's no such thing as perfect. I tried to get her to take deep breaths so she can calm her body but she refused. This went on for at least 10 minutes. She gets so upset and frustrated with me so I end up having to walk away because I start to lose my patience and others need my attention. I obviously need some pointers on how to handle this child's outbursts when they happen and maybe how to prevent them as well. She's always been a perfectionist (she's been with me since she was 3 1/2), but these intense outbursts are new to me and I don't know how to handle them. I already make sure to focus on the process of an art activity and not the end result. I positively model how I handle mistakes. I'm not sure what else I can do!