Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children

By | June 18, 2017
Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children Author Reid Wilson
ISBN-10 0757317626
ISBN-13 9780757317620
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 264
Language English
Publisher HCI
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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 patternsincluding reassurance accommodation avoidance and poor problem solvingand 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

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