The Amy Ahlers Show

Ep. 210: Burning Up The Perfect Good Girl (or when I got suspended in 8th grade)

May 28, 2018

The Amy Ahlers Show is especially for ambitious, soulful, women that are ready to STOP being so hard on themselves, release self-bullying and embrace their Inner Wisdom.

Show notes for today’s episode can be found at


Way back in my middle school days, I was a perfect good girl. Teased incessiently for being the “teacher’s pet,” I struggled to find my way, straddling the world of the perfect good girl and the rebel.


Until I got suspended in 8th grade for doing something (ahem) bad.


Join me on today’s episode to hear the tale and discover:

  • The true story of my 8th grade suspension, a feeble suicide attempt and what my mom said after (remembering this made me do the ugly cry)
  • Why pressuring yourself or your children to be perfect isn’t the answer
  • How to balance a desire for excellence with the monster of perfection


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