Help For Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear by Cynthia G. LastHelp For Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear by Cynthia G. Last

Help For Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear

byCynthia G. LastEditorCynthia G. Last

Paperback | November 11, 2005

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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.

Cynthia G. Last, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders. She is internationally recognized for her academic work on childhood fears and anxiety. Dr. Last has directed child and adolescent anxiety disorder programs at the University of Pittsburgh School...
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Title:Help For Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and FearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 11, 2005Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1572308583

ISBN - 13:9781572308589

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Table of Contents

I. Understanding Your Anxious Child
1. Do You Have an Anxious Child?
2. The Many Faces of Childhood Anxiety
3. Nature or Nurture?: The Causes of Childhood Anxiety Disorders
II. The Anxiety Disorders of Childhood
4. "Will You Still Be There Tomorrow?": Separation Anxiety Disorder
5. "But Mom, What If...?!": Generalized Anxiety Disorder
6. Over and Over Again: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
7. Self-Conscious to a Fault: Social Anxiety Disorder
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8. "Mommy, Daddy, I'm Afraid!": Specific Phobias
Resources: If Your Child Needs Professional Help
Selected Scientific Articles by the Author