Help for Worried Kids

Help for Worried Kids

How your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear

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If your son begs to stay home from school to avoid speaking in front of the class, should you be worried? If your daughter insists on crossing the street whenever she sees a dog, what should you do? A simple evaluation devised by renowned psychologist Dr. Cynthia G. Last can help you determine if you have reason to be concerned. If so, you can use Dr. Last’s checklists and examples to figure out the type and severity of your child’s anxiety, identify contributing factors, and tackle the problem head on. Strategies tailored for different kinds of anxiety will guide you in preventing new episodes, calming your child when a problem arises, and keeping anxieties in check as your son or daughter matures. Dr. Last delivers powerful advice and insightful information gleaned from 25 years of experience working with worried kids and their families, including coping and relaxation skills your child can use to reduce stress and worry, and tips for encouraging kids to approach--not avoid--their fears. Whether your son or daughter can’t go on sleepovers, gets nervous around peers, or just plain worries about “everything,” this reassuring and compassionate book will teach you how to soothe your child’s immediate fears and instill lasting confidence.


If your son begs to stay home from school to avoid speaking in front of the class, should you be worried? If your daughter insists on crossing the street whenever she sees a dog, what should you do? A simple evaluation devised by renowned psychologist Dr. Cynthia G. Last can help you determine if you have reason to be concerned. If so, you can use Dr. Last’s checklists and examples to figure out the type and severity of your child’s anxiety, identify contributing factors, and tackle the problem head on. Strategies tailored for different kinds of anxiety will guide you in preventing new episodes, calming your child when a problem arises, and keeping anxieties in check as your son or daughter matures. Dr. Last delivers powerful advice and insightful information gleaned from 25 years of experience working with worried kids and their families, including coping and relaxation skills your child can use to reduce stress and worry, and tips for encouraging kids to approach--not avoid--their fears. Whether your son or daughter can’t go on sleepovers, gets nervous around peers, or just plain worries about ?everything,” this reassuring and compassionate book will teach you how to soothe your child’s immediate fears and instill lasting confidence.



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Last, a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders, helps parents determine when a child's fears and apprehensions are age appropriate and when they signal a more serious problem, such as panic attacks, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Emphasizing strategies for preventing episodes before they begin, she describes practical, simple solutions that all parents can use with children to stop anxiety and compulsive behaviors and teach children coping and relaxation skills. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781572308589
1572308583
9781593852191
1593852193
Characteristics: xii, 275 p. ; 24 cm

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