Helping your Anxious Child

Helping your Anxious Child

A Step-by-step Guide for Parents

Book - 2008
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Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But at least ten percent of children have excessive fears and worries--phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder--that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help.

Now in its second edition,Helping Your Anxious Childhas been expanded and updated to include the latest research and techniques for managing child anxiety. The book offers proven effective skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to aid you in helping your child overcome intense fears and worries. You'll also find out how to relieve your child's anxious feelings while parenting with compassion.

Inside, you will learn to:
Help your child practice "detective thinking" to recognize irrational worries What to do when your child becomes frightened How to gently and gradually expose your child to challenging situations Help your child learn important social skills

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit--an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2008.
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781572245754
Branch Call Number: 618.928522 Hel 2008
Characteristics: vi, 283 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Rapee, Ronald M.


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ArapahoeLoriN Sep 27, 2018

the authors have provided readings and activities for parents as well as activities to help children take control of their anxiety. They suggest the chapters be read in order to maximize results. One in ten children are diagnosed with anxiety disorder. The book is beneficial in addressing Worrywarts to children with PTSD. It does not suggest trying to rid the child of anxiety, and focuses on ways to control it. A beneficial resource for those needing support.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. CB 400 R 2008

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