What to Do When You're Scared & Worried

A Guide for Kids
Author: James J. Crist
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428903
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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From a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. They’ll find out where fears and worries come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they can’t manage on their own.

Anxiety-Free Kids

An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children
Author: Bonnie Zucker
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618215639
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 300
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Anxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child's self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one's fears.

Please Explain Anxiety to Me!

Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents
Author: Laurie Zelinger,Jordan Zelinger
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1615998888
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 39
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ÿWhat's happening to me? This book translates anxiety from the jargon of psychology into concrete experiences that children can relate to. Children and their parents will understand the biological and emotional components of anxiety responsible for the upsetting symptoms they experience.ÿPlease Explain Anxiety to Meÿgives accurate physiological information in child friendly language. A colorful dinosaur story explains the link between brain and body functioning, followed by practical therapeutic techniques that children can use to help themselves. Children will: learn that they can handle most issues if they are explained at their developmental levelunderstand the brain/body connection underlying anxietyidentify with the examples givenfind comfort and reassurance in knowing that others have the same experiencebe provided with strategies and ideas to help them change their anxiety responsesbe able to enjoy childhood and to give up unnecessary worrying Therapists and Educators Praise "Please Explain Anxiety To Me" "On any given day, around thirty percent of my patients have anxiety related symptoms. The simplicity and completeness of the explanations and treatment of anxiety given in this book is remarkable. Defi ning the cause, treating the core symptoms, and most importantly bringing it to a child's level accompanied by wonderful illustrations, is an incredible feat. I will defi nitely use this book in my practice." Zev Ash, M.D. F.A.A.P., Pediatrician "Anxiety is, of course, a complicated neuro-physiological process but it has been reduced to understandable terms in this brilliantly illustrated book for children. I would go even further and say that there are adults who could benefit from the straightforward approach." Rick Ritter, MSW, author of "Coping with Physical Loss and Disability" "This excellent book is perfect for parents to read and discuss with their children. It's also perfect for school professionals to use in the school setting." Herb R. Brown, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Oceanside Public Schools, New York "...A charming--and calming--explanation of anxiety that will help both children and their parents turn their internal worry switches to the OFF position." Ellen Singer, New York Times-acclaimed bestselling author Learn more atÿwww.DrZelinger.com From the "Growing With Love" Series at Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com SEL036000, Self-Help : Anxieties & Phobias PSY006000 Psychology : Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent JNF053050 Juvenile Nonfiction : Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings

What to Do When You Worry Too Much

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Author: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439599945
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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"Teaches school-age children cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce and overcome anxiety, fears, and worry, through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies. Includes introduction for parents"--Provided by publisher.

Why Smart Kids Worry

And What Parents Can Do to Help
Author: Allison Edwards
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402284276
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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Why does my child seem to worry so much? Being the parent of a smart child is great—until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their imaginations ruin wild and experience fears beyond their years. So what can you do to help? In Why Smart Kids Worry, Allison Edwards guides you through the mental and emotional process of where your child's fears come from and why they are so hard to move past. Edwards focuses on how to parent a child who is both smart and anxious and brings her years of experience as a therapist to give you the answers to questions such as: •How do smart kids think differently? •Should I let my child watch the nightly news on TV? •How do I answer questions about terrorists, hurricanes, and other scary subjects? Edwards's fifteen specially designed tools for helping smart kids manage their fears will help you and your child work together to help him or her to become more relaxed and worry-free.

Helping Your Anxious Child


Author: Ronald M. Rapee
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145877189X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 397
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Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But 10 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. You'll learn how to help your child overcome intense fears and worries and find out how to relieve anxious feelings while parenting with compassion. 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.

When My Worries Get Too Big!


Author: Kari Dunn Buron
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781937473808
Category: Anxiety in children
Page: 55
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An illustrated children's book with tips on how to recognize and cope with anxiety. Expanded 2nd ed. includes teaching ideas for parents and educators and other professionals.--Publisher.

What to Do when Your Brain Gets Stuck

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD
Author: Dawn Huebner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781591478058
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 95
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Describes what obsessive-compulsive disorder is and how it works, and teaches young readers techniques to reduce and overcome it through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies.

Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance

A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Author: Christopher McCurry
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608823901
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 248
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We live in a chaotic and often unpredictable world, so it's only natural for you and your child to have anxieties. But seeing your child cry, cling to you, or even use aggression to avoid his or her own fears and worries may cause you to worry even more, trapping both of you in a cycle of anxiety and fear. You can interrupt this cycle with the proven-effective mindfulness and acceptance skills taught in this book. Drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy, Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance offers a new way to think about your child's anxiety, as well as a set of techniques used by child psychologists to help children as young as four let go of anxious feelings and focus instead on relationships with friends, learning new things in school, and having fun. You'll learn these techniques, use them when you feel anxious, and teach them to your child. With practice, you both will let go of anxious feelings and your child will find the confidence to enjoy being a kid.

Playing With Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teens and Kids


Author: Reid Wilson,Lynn Lyons
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483505367
Category: Self-Help
Page: 180
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Anxiety has the power to stop kids in their tracks, preventing them from exploring and growing into independent teens and young adults. Casey, the fourteen year old narrator of Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids, knows all too well how worry can interrupt fun, ruin school, and take control of a family. In this companion book to Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons’ parenting book, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children (HCI Books, 2013), Casey shares her own experiences and those of her friends to teach kids and teens the strategies to handle the normal worries of growing as well as the more powerful tricks of anxiety. With pluck and humor, Casey tells stories, offers exercises, and describes her “solving the puzzle” approach that kids and their parents can use to address all types of worries and fears.

Sometimes I'm Afraid

A Book about Fear
Author: Maribeth Boelts
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310706571
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Three different children are helped by caring adults to use prayer to deal with frightful feelings.

The Anxiety Cure for Kids

A Guide for Parents
Author: Elizabeth DuPont Spencer,Robert L. DuPont,Caroline M. DuPont
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471475491
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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A comforting, practical guide to helping your child deal with anxiety Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt-- these are all classic symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety affects both boys and girls, regardless of age, size, intelligence, or family specifics. And the only way your family can be free of anxiety is to confront it every time it appears. This book will show you how. The bestselling authors of The Anxiety Cure present a reassuring guide to help adults and children understand the way anxiety works. Using characters such as the Dragon and the Wizard, The Anxiety Cure for Kids explains how to overcome the negative impacts of anxiety and turn anxiety into a positive opportunity for the whole family. It outlines specific action steps to regain full control of your anxious child's life. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem. The book also includes helpful advice for anyone who works with anxious children, such as teachers, coaches, therapists, and school nurses. The plentiful exercises and tips reveal how to: * Recognize the symptoms of anxiety in your child * Evaluate your child's need for medication and/or therapy * Utilize a journal to gain a clear perspective * Assess the role of your family in anxiety disorders * Set goals for the future-- including what to do if anxiety returns Overcoming anxiety in children takes time and persistence-- but it can be done. By making changes little by little, your child can get well and stay well. The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety and, with your family's help, your child will too.

What to Do When You're Scared & Worried

A Guide for Kids: Easyread Comfort Edition
Author: James J. Crist, Ph.D.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442992735
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 172
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What are you afraid of? Thunderstorms? The dark? Bullies? Tests? Terrorism? Monsters? Nightmares? Making mistakes? Not fitting in at school? Being away from your parents? Being home alone? Everyone has fears and worries some of the time. But you don't have to stay scared and worried. This book can help.....Many kids and adults have overcome their fears by using the ideas in this book. You can, too.

David and the Worry Beast

Helping Children Cope with Anxiety
Author: Anne Marie Guanci
Publisher: New Horizon Press
ISBN: 9780882822754
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Through the story of David who worries about everything, teaches young readers how to deal with anxiety and shows parents how to help children overcome fear.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307485110
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don’t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is. In Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, a childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety. No child is immune from the effects of stress in today’s media-saturated society. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. By following these simple solutions, parents can prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and tomorrow. www.broadwaybooks.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

Scaredies Away! a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Worry and Anxiety (Made Simple)


Author: Stacy Fiorile,Barry McDonagh
Publisher: Bmd Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780615989143
Category: Anxiety in children
Page: 48
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Eight-year-old Jack is scared...of the dark...of swimming in the ocean...and of riding the biggest roller coaster on the boardwalk. Jack usually runs away from what scares him. Most people do! But now that his cousin Clay has taught him how to overcome his fears all on his own, Jack is ready to take on the world! And with the Magic Finger Countdown, you will be too! Scaredies Away demonstrates a simple and effective technique called the Magic Finger Countdown which is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The technique is used for conquering fear in almost any situation-from staying in a big kid bed at night, to imaginary monsters in the closet, to talking in front of a group. Children do not have to live with debilitating fear and anxiety. Behavior can be changed, and anxiety can be transformed into a sense of personal power. Read this book with your children or students, explore the Afterword for tips on implementing the technique, and encourage children to try the Magic Finger Countdown in any situation where they feel afraid. Cataloging data available

Overcoming Your Child's Fears and Worries


Author: Cathy Creswell,Lucy Willetts
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472105834
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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Around 15% of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. Based on techniques developed and practised by the authors, this book teaches parents how to use cognitive behavioural techniques with their children and in so doing, become their child's therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias. Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'. Provides step-by-step practical strategies. Includes case studies, worksheets and charts. Based on the authors' experience at their anxiety disorders clinic at the University of Reading and developed from a programme based on working almost exclusively with parents.

The Worry Glasses

Overcoming Anxiety
Author: Donalisa Helsley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612251646
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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For ages 3-9... Do you find yourself worrying about almost everything? Do your worries seem extra large? MJ knows the feeling. She's a big worry wart. Visit with MJ as she learns how to take off her "Worry Glasses" and take control of her anxiety.

The Highly Sensitive Child

Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them
Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780767913904
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Be Yourself

Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
Author: Ellen Hendriksen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250122236
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Picking up where Quiet ended, How to Be Yourself is the best book you’ll ever read about how to conquer social anxiety. “This book is also a groundbreaking road map to finally being your true, authentic self.” —Susan Cain, New York Times, USA Today and nationally bestselling author of Quiet Up to 40% of people consider themselves shy. You might say you’re introverted or awkward, or that you're fine around friends but just can't speak up in a meeting or at a party. Maybe you're usually confident but have recently moved or started a new job, only to feel isolated and unsure. If you get nervous in social situations—meeting your partner's friends, public speaking, standing awkwardly in the elevator with your boss—you've probably been told, “Just be yourself!” But that's easier said than done—especially if you're prone to social anxiety. Weaving together cutting-edge science, concrete tips, and the compelling stories of real people who have risen above their social anxiety, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen proposes a groundbreaking idea: you already have everything you need to succeed in any unfamiliar social situation. As someone who lives with social anxiety, Dr. Hendriksen has devoted her career to helping her clients overcome the same obstacles she has. With familiarity, humor, and authority, Dr. Hendriksen takes the reader through the roots of social anxiety and why it endures, how we can rewire our brains through our behavior, and—at long last—exactly how to quiet your Inner Critic, the pesky voice that whispers, "Everyone will judge you." Using her techniques to develop confidence, think through the buzz of anxiety, and feel comfortable in any situation, you can finally be your true, authentic self.