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.
Being a parent is tough work. And when your child has an anxiety disorder, the tough gets upgraded to downright hard. You love your child, and it hurts to see them afraid or constantly worried. But life needs to be lived, and schedules often need to be kept especially if your child is in school! So, how can you manage your child s anxiety during those trying moments when you just need to get from A to B without losing your sanity?
Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety 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 homework or 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.
I liked it. It seems like a useful way to help kids with anxiety. It does have some parts that doesn’t seem likely to work with every kid, either because it is too childish for bigger kids or because it requires too much self-awareness and little kids might not be able to do it correctly, but in general terms, it is a good book and I think it can be a good tool to help mot kids dealing with anxiety.
The book is written in a simple language. It is very easy to understand the concepts it explain. It also use examples, including in those conversations between parent and kid, but doesn’t used them in excess making it boring. There are chapters that help to identify triggers, correct thinking errors and develop a plan for exposure, among others, but that last one I mention, was the one that I find more helpful, although I wouldn’t recommend to go to that one without have the knowledge the previous one will give.
One of the limitations I think it has is that it depend on the parent’s willingness to work along the kid. There is one thing to read a book about the theme, which is already a sign the parent want to help, but I wonder how many of the people who will read the book, will take seriously the commitment to work for this. To anyone willing to do it, this book will be a great tool.
*Book provided by NetGalley.