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Title:
Anxiety Relief for Kids : On-the-Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, & Avoidance
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger ; 2017.
ISBN:
9781626259539
Physical Description:
vii, 203 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
""Introduction""; ""Foreword""; ""Chapter 1""; ""Educate Yourself and Your Child about Anxiety""; ""CHAPTER 2""; ""Determining If Your Child Has an Anxiety Problem, and What to Do about It""; ""CHAPTER 3""; ""Create a Toolbox""; ""CHAPTER 4""; ""Identify Triggers and Determine the Fear""; ""CHAPTER 5""; ""Stop Feeding Your Childâ#x80;#x99;s Fear""; ""CHAPTER 6""; ""Stop Your Child from Feeding the Fear""; ""CHAPTER 7""; ""Correct Thinking Errors with Smart Talk""; ""CHAPTER 8""; ""Develop a Plan for Exposures""; ""CHAPTER 9""; ""Find Exposures That Work""; ""CHAPTER 10""

""Manage Obsessive-ÂƯCompulsive Disorder""""Develop ERPs for OCD""; ""CHAPTER 12""; ""Recognize Progress and Prevent Relapse""; ""References""; ""_Hlk488659156""
Abstract:
Provides quick in-the-moment solutions that can be used when anxiety takes hold.

If you have a child with anxiety, you need quick, in-the-moment solutions you can easily use now to help your child face their fears and worries. Written by a psychologist and expert in childhood anxiety, this easy-to-use guide offers proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure skills you can use at home, in social settings, or anywhere anxiety takes hold.
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"Just what the doctor ordered! A clear, concise, and practical guide to help parents help their children master their anxieties."
--Laurel J. Schultz, MD, MPH, community pediatrician at Golden Gate Pediatrics

If you have a child with anxiety, you need quick, in-the-moment solutions you can easily use now to help your child face their fears and worries. Written by a psychologist and expert in childhood anxiety, this easy-to-use guide offers proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure skills you can use at home, in social settings, or anywhere anxiety takes hold.

Anxiety Relief for Kids provides quick solutions based in evidence-based CBT and exposure therapy--two of the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. You'll find a background and explanation of the different types of anxiety disorders, in case you aren't sure whether or not your child has one. You'll also learn to identify your child's avoidant and safety behaviors--the strategies your child uses to cope with their anxiety, such as repeatedly checking their homeworkor asking the same questions repeatedly--as well as anxiety triggers that set your child off.

With this book, you'll find a wealth of information regarding your child's specific anxiety disorder and how to respond to it. For example, if your child has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the skills you use to help them are different than other anxiety disorders. No matter your child's specific symptoms or diagnosis, you'll discover tailored interventions you can use now to help your child thrive.

If your child has an anxiety disorder, simple, everyday activities can be a real challenge. The practical solutions in this book will help you deal with your child's anxiety when it happens and restore balance and order to both your lives.

What readers are saying:
"I was surprised to learn how much of what I was doing as a parent was exacerbating (and not helping) our son's anxiety." -- Kath

"This book does such a great job of explaining what anxiety is, the range of ways it can show up in kids (and/or adults) and how you can get it under control. ... The guidance laid out is priceless and will be beneficial to anyone suffering from anxiety." -- Jennifer

"This is a very practical and informative book that will guide parents in helping their children suffering from anxiety or worry. ... Cognitive behavioral therapy is the backbone of Dr. Walker's approach and she makes the approach clear and accessible to non-professionals. A great addition to any parent's bookshelf!" -- Michael

This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation -- an honor 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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School Library Journal Review

Clinical psychologist Walker, PhD, whose skills are based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), assists parents in taking a leading role in helping their elementary-aged child overcome anxiety, panic, and obsessions. The author begins by explaining that "children with anxiety disorders often function well in terms of grades, achievement, and more, yet live a tortured internal life rife with worry, fear, or excessive guilt or feelings of responsibility." Despite doomsday scenarios never coming to realization, children with anxiety are often unable to take away from the situation positive solutions and therefore must learn to identify negative thinking, work to change those thoughts, and then modify specific behaviors. -VERDICT Although the sample dialogue feels a bit staged, it adeptly illustrates a parent's role. Those with the confidence and consistency to implement the practices introduced here will find -Walker's approach useful.-Julia M. -Reffner, Richmond, VA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Clinical psychologist Walker, PhD, whose skills are based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), assists parents in taking a leading role in helping their elementary-aged child overcome anxiety, panic, and obsessions. The author begins by explaining that "children with anxiety disorders often function well in terms of grades, achievement, and more, yet live a tortured internal life rife with worry, fear, or excessive guilt or feelings of responsibility." Despite doomsday scenarios never coming to realization, children with anxiety are often unable to take away from the situation positive solutions and therefore must learn to identify negative thinking, work to change those thoughts, and then modify specific behaviors. -VERDICT Although the sample dialog feels a bit staged, it does a good job of illustrating a parent's role. Those with the confidence and consistency to implement the practices introduced here will find Walker's approach useful. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.