Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John S. DaceyYour Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John S. Dacey

Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children

byJohn S. Dacey, Lisa B. Fiore

Paperback | January 17, 2002

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Katie freezes when she's asked to perform. Jose is a clinger. Damian is terrified of animals. Felicia always worries that she's going to make a mistake. It's hard being the parent of an anxious child, watching your son's frustration grow, or seeing how your daughter tries to cope with her fears but gives up so quickly. Filled with solid information, a proven four-step program, dozens of engaging activities, and insightful personal vignettes, Your Anxious Child gives you easy, fun, and highly effective tools to help your child become a creative problem solver. Parents and teachers alike will find excellent strategies in this essential guide.
John S. Dacey, Ph.D., is professor at Boston College in the Department of Counseling, Developmental Psychology, and Research Methods. An expert in child development, he is also the author of many books and articles on parenting, creativity, adolescent psychology, and human development. Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D., teaches courses in developme...
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Title:Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:January 17, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0787960403

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

1 What Anxiety is and How it Can Be Alleviated 1

2 Eight Types of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 25

3 COPE Step One: Calming the Nervous System 43

4 COPE Step Two: Originating an Imaginative Plan 85

5 COPE Step Three: Persisting in the Face of Obstacles and Failure 135

6 COPE Step Four: Evaluating and Adjusting the Plan 165

7 How Your Parenting Style Can Help Ease Your Child’s Anxiety 197

Appendix A: Summary of Activities and Their Goals 217

Appendix B: Solutions to Activity Problems 225

Annotated Bibliography 227

About the Authors 233

Index 235

Editorial Reviews

A book that will "help banish worries for children."— Family Life magazine "More than just a handbook on helping kids manage anxiety. There's much here that will contribute to healthy family dynamics, positive parent-child interactions and creativity in children. For parents concerned about an anxious child, reading this book is a good first step toward managing the problem." — Dr. Karen Engberg, Family Matters syndicate columnist "Show parents how to help children develop courage, avoid rigid thinking, and learn skills such as meditation to relieve anxiety symptoms." — Dallas Morning News