Twelve-year-old Wasim was getting poor grades, particularly in math, largely due to “careless” work. His teachers maintained that this was merely a sign of Wiasims laziness, his not taking school seriously enough, and his lack of desire to succeed. But his parents knew that Wasim spent hours on the simplest homework assignment. He impressed them as a child trying very hard to do his best. Often, he would redo an assignment multiple times in order to “make it look right.” On these occasions, Wasim appeared to be absurdly perfectionistic, despite his typically disappointing results.