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Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias Paperback – March 30, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony (March 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767914929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767914925
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"...the master of providing clear, accessible, practical advice and guidance for wise and loving care of the anxious child." -- Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. author of Dear Patrick: Letters to a Young Man, Brain Lock, and The Mind & The Brain

"Freeing Your Child from Anxiety is an excellent book, one of the best of its kind." -- Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

From the Inside Flap

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.


More About the Author

Tamar Chansky is a psychologist and author of four popular books. Her newest book for adults is: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: Four Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want. Her previous books for parents are: Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility and Happiness; Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Dr. Chansky is passionate about helping kids, parents and other adults pursue the lives that they want to lead, free from the obstacles of anxiety, pessimism and OCD. Dr. Chansky is frequently interviewed in newspapers and magazines on these topics as well as on the radio including NPR's Voices in the Family with Dr. Dan Gottlieb and The Parent's Journal with Bobbi Conner. A blogger on Huffington Post and Psychology Today, Dr. Chansky is the Founder and Director of The Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety in Plymouth Meeting PA, and of the educational website: worrywisekids.org. Dr. Chansky lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters. Visit her website: www.tamarchansky.com.

Customer Reviews

This book was not only easy to read, but very informative.
Joanna T. Bopp
As a child and family psychologist, I am grateful to be able to recommend this book to parents.
"jdss96"
She also offers practical solutions and tips to deal with your anxious child.
Kelley

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117 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Lynne Siqueland on June 3, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a must read book for parents of children with anxiety disorders. So many books tell you what to do but this one tells you how to do it. Its chock-full of practical and useful examples on what to say. Dr. Chansky tells you how to talk to your child about anxiety in kid friendly and parent friendly language. She gives parents a way to understand what their child is experiencing so they can help. Dr Chansky also gives advice on how to handle lots of difficult day to day situations. Though written for parents, this book is a great help for therapists by providing a language to talk to kids and treatment guidelines for the different anxiety disorders useful for even the experienced clinician.
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Ginny S. on March 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
From the first page, this book gave me inspiration. I have two children with anxiety disorder and I learned right away that some of the ways I was trying to "help" were actually making them more anxious. After showing the books' illustrations and ideas to my son, we are now working TOGETHER against the anxiety. The results are nothing short of a miracle! My daughter's anxiety is under control with medication, but we will soon be trying to take her off, and we have the tools to help her.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Suburban Mommy on May 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was extremely useful for me -- I don't suffer from anxiety so I didn't understand and was easily frustrated by many of my daughter's actions that were directly related to her anxiety disorder. I didn't understand the biological element and how the brain chemistry affects everything from how sensitive she was about her socks not feeling right to being unable to participate in an activity that she loved. I feel I understand some of what she must be going through and it has helped me be more supportive of her condition.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By M. Bryant on October 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a great general book on all types of anxiety, if you want to understand someone's anxiety or your own. As a parent, it didn't really help me to help my 9 year old. In contrast, the workbook called "What to Do When you Worry Too Much" by Dawn Huebner is easily understood by kids and parents, and we were able to start working on anxiety issues right away. It uses the same techniques that are found in this book, but helps you to apply them. I also like Anxiety Free Kids by Zucker, which uses the same techniques but goes into a little more detail. But we started with Huebner's book--easy to understand and apply.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Avraham Ben-Yochanan on April 13, 2004
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Tamar Chanskys' book "Freeing Your Child From Anxiety" is a very practicle,jargon-free ,down to earth, yet professional book for parents. I am already reccomending it to the parents of my anxious young clients in order to compliment behavior therapy. It is also a wonderful guide for parents of "regular",non-patient, normal kids who face anxiety generating situations from time to time. As a child psychologist I am grateful to have this book to reccomend to parents.
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is a pleasure - full of excellent, concrete advice about how to help your child master his or her internal "worry brain". But what surprised me is how much insight it gave me about how to handle my own worries and anxieties. Although written for parents, Dr. Chansky's insights and advice would be helpful to anyone who struggles with fears or phobias. Excellent resource, beautifully written.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "jdss96" on April 17, 2004
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This book provides a calming, informative, and wise voice amidst an anxiety-provoking world. Tamar Chansky synthesizes the latest understandings about anxiety in children and conveys them in a warm, practical, and professional manner. As a child and family psychologist, I am grateful to be able to recommend this book to parents. Freeing Your Child helps parents make sense of their worries about their children, and provides them with numerous helpful strategies to attend to their children's worries productively.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By T. Hinton on July 6, 2007
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Best help yet for dealing with our son's anxiety. It was like learning another language and I use the dialogue daily. Especially for a parent who does not have an anxiety issue, it really helped me to understand what a struggle it is to be in a state of constant worry and how to quit saying "there's nothing to worry about". For this book I will be eternally grateful as it is helping to change our son's life back into what a nine year life should be; birhtday parties, sleepovers and play dates, not hanging out with mom worried about the next separartion.
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