Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

Paperback | November 15, 2008

byRonald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence

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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 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.

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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 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...

Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, is currently professor in the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and director of the Centre for Emotional Health. He has been involved in an advisory capacity with the DSM-IV and DSM-V, and he is a member of the US-government-sponsored Project Liberty, which works to develop anx...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:New Harbinger PublicationsLanguage:English

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In Helping Your Anxious Child , parents are provided a step-by-step guide for assisting their children in overcoming a panoply of worries, fears, and anxieties. The strategies described are well-established ones, backed by considerable scientific support. Parents will find this book engaging, easy to read, and full of important ideas about how best to help their children." -Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor in the department of psychology, Virginia Tech "