Helping Your Anxious Child

Author: Ronald M. Rapee

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145877189X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 397

View: 6658

Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But 10 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 Child has been expanded and updated to include the latest research and techniques for managing child anxiety. You'll learn how to help your child overcome intense fears and worries and find out how to relieve anxious feelings while parenting with compassion. 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.

Helping Your Anxious Child

A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

Author: Ronald Rapee,Ann Wignall,Susan Spence,Heidi Lyneham,Vanessa Cobham

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608823918

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

View: 6744

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 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 “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.

Helping Your Anxious Child

A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

Author: Ronald Rapee,Ann Wignall,Susan Spence,Heidi Lyneham,Vanessa Cobham

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608823881

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

View: 870

Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But 10 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 Child has been expanded and updated to include the latest research and techniques for managing child anxiety. You’ll learn how to help your child overcome intense fears and worries and find out how to relieve anxious feelings while parenting with compassion. 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.

Your Anxious Child

How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children

Author: John S. Dacey,Martha D. Mack,Lisa B. Fiore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118974751

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 3429

A fully-revised and updated new edition of a bestselling book designed to help parents, teachers, and counsellors support young people suffering from anxiety. Offers an array of innovative strategies organized into the authors’ four-step “COPE” program, which has undergone more than 20 years of successful field testing Each strategy is accompanied by a set of activities contextualized with full details of the appropriate age level, materials needed, suggested setting, and a template script Presents a straightforward account of anxiety, the most prevalent clinical diagnosis in young people, written with a careful balance of scientific evidence and benevolence Features a brand new chapter on preschoolers and a companion website that includes instructional MP3 recordings and a wealth of additional resources

You and Your Anxious Child

Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life

Author: Anne Marie Albano,Leslie Pepper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101600306

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 6453

One of the world’s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis. A renowned researcher and clinician who has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies illuminates a new path to fear-free living for families. You and Your Anxious Child differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention. With moving case studies, such as Jon’s, whose mother quit her job because his separation anxiety compelled her to stay with him full-time, this book elucidates the nightmare that families can be living, and helps them understand that they are not alone. Every step of the way, Albano illustrates proven therapies to manage anxiety issues in children while addressing the emotional needs of parents, too. You and Your Anxious Child brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive new vision of the future.

Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance

A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Christopher McCurry

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608823901

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 5923

We live in a chaotic and often unpredictable world, so it's only natural for you and your child to have anxieties. But seeing your child cry, cling to you, or even use aggression to avoid his or her own fears and worries may cause you to worry even more, trapping both of you in a cycle of anxiety and fear. You can interrupt this cycle with the proven-effective mindfulness and acceptance skills taught in this book. Drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy, Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance offers a new way to think about your child's anxiety, as well as a set of techniques used by child psychologists to help children as young as four let go of anxious feelings and focus instead on relationships with friends, learning new things in school, and having fun. You'll learn these techniques, use them when you feel anxious, and teach them to your child. With practice, you both will let go of anxious feelings and your child will find the confidence to enjoy being a kid.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety Or School Refusal

A Step-by-step Guide for Parents

Author: Andrew R. Eisen,Linda B. Engler,Joshua D. Sparrow

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572244313

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 190

View: 9178

Helps parents decide when a child's reluctance to leave them, and in particular a refusal to go to school, goes beyond normal separation anxiety, and suggests ways to help children develop the power to cope with the problem.

Helping Your Anxious Child

Author: David Lewis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490122

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5310

Is anxiety making your child's life a misery - causing problems at school, difficulties in making friends or facing new experiences, even affecting their physical health? Anxiety is a curse that can cast a damning spell over your child's life. But there is a solution. Chronic anxiety is a serious problem which may be general, or a specific anxiety about taking exams or doing sums, or a phobia about anything from trains or spiders to eating in public or going to the toilet. It can be treated successfully, and David Lewis offers practical and effective advice to parents of anxious children. By applying this straightforward advice and by being positive, patient and persistent you can banish anxiety and transform your child into a happy, confident person.

Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child

Author: Katharina Manassis

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764180408

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 9142

(back cover) BARRON'S PARENTING KEYS Here's practical guidance for parents who must cope with the many details related to raising children in today's unusually demanding environment. Bringing up kids today is different--and in many ways more difficult--than it was in past generations. " Barron's Parenting Keys " speak to today's parents with answers to contemporary problems. KEYS TO PARENTING YOUR ANXIOUS CHILD Second Edition KATHARINA MANASSIS, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C.) An experienced child psychiatrist describes anxiety-caused behavior patterns and advises parents on how to help their child cope with anxieties in the context of both family and school environments. New in this edition is advice on how parents can help with anxiety problems unique to adolescence, updated information on medications, and more suggestions on working effectively with schools. Also discussed are warning signs in children that indicate a need for professional counseling, with advice to parents on how and where to find it.

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children

Author: Reid Wilson,Lynn Lyons

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757317634

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 1465

With anxiety at epidemic levels among our children, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents offers a contrarian yet effective approach to help children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. How do you manage a child who gets stomachaches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child's worry and avoidance. From their success with hundreds of organizations, schools, and families, Reid Wilson, PhD, and Lynn Lyons, LICSW, share their unconventional approach of stepping into uncertainty in a way that is currently unfamiliar but infinitely successful. Using current research and contemporary examples, the book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns—including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving—and offers a concrete plan with 7 key principles that foster change. And, since new research reveals how anxious parents typically make for anxious children, the book offers exercises and techniques to change both the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving. This book challenges our basic instincts about how to help fearful kids and will serve as the antidote for an anxious nation of kids and their parents.

Calming Your Anxious Child

Words to Say and Things to Do

Author: Kathleen Trainor

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421420104

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 1691

Ten million children in the United States—two million of them preschoolers—suffer from anxiety. Anxious children may be afraid to be out of their parents’ sight; they may refuse to talk except to specific people or under specific circumstances; they may insist on performing tasks such as brushing teeth or getting ready for bed in a rigidly specific way. For many children these difficulties interfere with doing well in school and making friends as well as with daily activities like sleeping, eating, and bathing. Untreated anxiety can have a devastating effect on a child’s future emotional, social, academic, and work life. And since most kids don’t naturally outgrow anxiety, parents need to know how to help. In Calming Your Anxious Child, Dr. Kathleen Trainor builds on cognitive behavioral therapy to provide practical steps for guiding parents through the process of helping their children manage their anxieties and gain control over their worry-based behaviors. Dr. Trainor’s method involves identifying the anxieties and the behaviors, rating them, agreeing on what behaviors to work on changing, identifying strategies for changing behaviors, noting and charting progress, offering incentives, and reinforcing progress. Combining family stories with practical advice and support, Calming Your Anxious Child teaches parents and caregivers how to empower their children to overcome their worried thoughts and behaviors. Children who have generalized anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, separation anxiety, phobias, or PTSD can all benefit from Dr. Trainor’s method, which also helps parents move from feeling controlled by their child’s anxiety to feeling that they are in control of their family’s future.

Parent-Led CBT for Child Anxiety

Helping Parents Help Their Kids

Author: Cathy Creswell,Monika Parkinson,Kerstin Thirlwall,Lucy Willetts

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462527809

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 6799

Parents can play a strong role in helping their children overcome anxiety disorders--given the right tools. This innovative, research-based book shows clinicians how to teach parents cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to use with their 5- to 12-year-old. Session-by-session guidelines are provided for giving parents the skills to promote children's flexible thinking and independent problem solving, help them face specific fears, and tackle accompanying difficulties, such as sleep problems and school refusal. User-friendly features include illustrative case studies, sample scripts, advice on combining face-to-face sessions with telephone support, and pointers for overcoming roadblocks. Several parent handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Overcoming Your Child's Fears and Worries

Author: Cathy Creswell,Lucy Willetts

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472105834

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 1980

Around 15% of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. Based on techniques developed and practised by the authors, this book teaches parents how to use cognitive behavioural techniques with their children and in so doing, become their child's therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias. Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'. Provides step-by-step practical strategies. Includes case studies, worksheets and charts. Based on the authors' experience at their anxiety disorders clinic at the University of Reading and developed from a programme based on working almost exclusively with parents.

Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less

A Family Guide

Author: Sam Goldstein,Kristy S. Hagar,Robert B. Brooks

Publisher: Specialty PressInc

ISBN: 9781886941465

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 110

View: 2395

"This guide for parents offers practical strategies to help teach children relaxation techniques, correct ways of thinking to combat worry and anxiety, and empowering behavioral interventions. Parents are encouraged to understand why children worry and to recognize if a child needs help with excessive worry. Explained are how to create a plan to help a child, effective strategies to reduce worry, and how to build a child's self-esteem and confidence so he or she can become more resilient. Additional guidance for medical professionals and for teachers is provided."

How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler

Author: Natasha Daniels

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501484

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 7317

Why does your toddler get upset when his or her routine is disrupted? Why do they follow you from room to room and refuse to play on their own? Why are daily routines such as mealtimes, bath time, and bed time such a struggle? This accessible guide demystifies the difficult behaviors of anxious toddlers, offering tried-and-tested practical solutions to common parenting dilemmas. Each chapter begins with a real life example, clearly illustrating the behavior from the parent's and the toddler's perspective. Once the toddler's anxious behavior has been demystified and explained, new and effective parenting approaches are introduced to help parents tackle everyday difficulties and build up their child's resilience, independence, and coping mechanisms. Common difficulties with bath time, toileting, sleep, eating, transitions, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and sensory issues are solved, along with specific fears and phobias, and more extreme behaviors such as skin picking and hair pulling. A must-read for all parents of anxious toddlers, as well as for the professionals involved in supporting them.

The Anxiety Cure for Kids

A Guide for Parents

Author: Elizabeth DuPont Spencer,Robert L. DuPont,Caroline M. DuPont

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471475491

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5805

A comforting, practical guide to helping your child deal with anxiety Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt-- these are all classic symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety affects both boys and girls, regardless of age, size, intelligence, or family specifics. And the only way your family can be free of anxiety is to confront it every time it appears. This book will show you how. The bestselling authors of The Anxiety Cure present a reassuring guide to help adults and children understand the way anxiety works. Using characters such as the Dragon and the Wizard, The Anxiety Cure for Kids explains how to overcome the negative impacts of anxiety and turn anxiety into a positive opportunity for the whole family. It outlines specific action steps to regain full control of your anxious child's life. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem. The book also includes helpful advice for anyone who works with anxious children, such as teachers, coaches, therapists, and school nurses. The plentiful exercises and tips reveal how to: * Recognize the symptoms of anxiety in your child * Evaluate your child's need for medication and/or therapy * Utilize a journal to gain a clear perspective * Assess the role of your family in anxiety disorders * Set goals for the future-- including what to do if anxiety returns Overcoming anxiety in children takes time and persistence-- but it can be done. By making changes little by little, your child can get well and stay well. The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety and, with your family's help, your child will too.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety

Professional advice to help your child feel confident, happy, and secure

Author: Ilyne Sandas,Christine Siegel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605507962

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 5344

Racing heart. Nausea. Trembling. These are just the physical symptoms of anxiety. Add to that panic, paralyzing fear, and self-doubt and a child is consumed with worry. With the proper care and treatment, a child with anxiety disorders can thrive. This book presents a balanced approach to treatment—from traditional to non-traditional drug and behavioral therapies to relaxation tricks and meditation. Additionally, this helpful guide helps parents determine the causes of their child’s anxiety, decide whether medical treatment is necessary, talk with their children about anxiety, find the right counselor, and consult with teachers and school officials. With this guide, parents will have all the resources, tools, and information they need to help their child enjoy a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted childhood!

The Conscious Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety

A Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Become Calm, Resilient, and Secure

Author: Sherianna Boyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440594155

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 8854

Help your child feel confident and capable! If your child has been given a diagnosis of anxiety, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting that engages your child and ensures that he succeeds behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. Conscious parenting is about being present with your child and taking the time to understand how to help him flourish. By practicing this mindful method, you can support your child emotionally and help nurture his development. This easy-to-use guide helps you to: Communicate openly with your child about anxiety Build a supportive home environment Determine your child's anxiety triggers Learn strategies that will help your child release anxiety and feel calm Teach your child long-term coping skills Discipline your child without increasing his anxiety Educate and work with teachers and school officials With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety, you will learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child feel competent, successful, and healthy.

Why Smart Kids Worry

And What Parents Can Do to Help

Author: Allison Edwards

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402284276

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 2887

Why does my child seem to worry so much? Being the parent of a smart child is great—until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their imaginations ruin wild and experience fears beyond their years. So what can you do to help? In Why Smart Kids Worry, Allison Edwards guides you through the mental and emotional process of where your child's fears come from and why they are so hard to move past. Edwards focuses on how to parent a child who is both smart and anxious and brings her years of experience as a therapist to give you the answers to questions such as: •How do smart kids think differently? •Should I let my child watch the nightly news on TV? •How do I answer questions about terrorists, hurricanes, and other scary subjects? Edwards's fifteen specially designed tools for helping smart kids manage their fears will help you and your child work together to help him or her to become more relaxed and worry-free.

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating

A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders

Author: Katja Rowell,Jenny McGlothlin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626251126

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 466

In Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating, a family doctor specializing in childhood feeding joins forces with a speech pathologist to help you support your child’s nutrition, healthy growth, and end meal-time anxiety (for your child and you) once and for all. Are you parenting a child with ‘extreme’ picky eating? Do you worry your child isn’t getting the nutrition he or she needs? Are you tired of fighting over food, suspect that what you’ve tried may be making things worse, but don’t know how to help? Having a child with ‘extreme’ picky eating is frustrating and sometimes scary. Children with feeding disorders, food aversions, or selective eating often experience anxiety around food, and the power struggles can negatively impact your relationship with your child. Children with extreme picky eating can also miss out on parties or camp because they can’t find “safe” foods. But you don’t have to choose between fighting over every bite and only serving a handful of safe foods for years on end. Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating offers hope, even if your child has “failed” feeding therapies before. After gaining a foundation of understanding of your child’s challenges and the dynamics at play, you’ll be ready for the 5 steps (built around the clinically proven STEPS+ approach—Supportive Treatment of Eating in PartnershipS) that transform feeding and meals so your child can learn to enjoy a variety of foods in the right amounts for healthy growth. You’ll discover specific strategies for dealing with anxiety, low appetite, sensory challenges, autism spectrum-related feeding issues, oral motor delay, and medically-based feeding problems. Tips and exercises reinforce what you’ve learned, and dozens of “scripts” help you respond to your child in the heat of the moment, as well as to others in your child’s life (grandparents or your child’s teacher) as you help them support your family on this journey. This book will prove an invaluable guide to restore peace to your dinner table and help you raise a healthy eater.