Helping Your Anxious Child

Helping Your Anxious Child

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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 worriesa€”phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disordera€”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 Child has 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 a€œdetective thinkinga€ 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 Merita€”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.A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Heidi Lyneham, Vanessa Cobham. THE. DETECTIVE. APPROACH. As we discussed earlier, one of the most common mistakes that anxious children make in their thinking is to ... to get them to choose a favorite detective or superhero character (such as Harry Potter, Hermione, Lisa Simpson, Scooby Doo, or Spider -Man).

Title:Helping Your Anxious Child
Author:Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Heidi Lyneham, Vanessa Cobham
Publisher:New Harbinger Publications - 2008-12-03


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