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Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2011
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. I have purchased at least 10 copies of this book because I am always loaning or giving it to parents. Dr. Rappe explains the different types of Anxiety Disorders in a very informative, understandable, non jargonly manner. Most importantly, the book is very hopeful about the benefits of treatment for anxiety. There is also a free downloadable workbook which teaches cognitive behavioral strategies through activities and worksheets. I have found "Detective Thinking" to be especially helpful to my clients. Also, the book presents Exposure Therapy (in my opinion the most effective treatment for anxiety) in a clear and easily implemented manner. I have used the "Step by Step" handouts in my clinical work with both individual and group clients. Dr. Dawn Huebner's books are also terrific resources for parents and therapists, especially "What to Do When You Worry Too Much", "What to Do when you Dread Your Bed", and "What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck."
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2011
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Our six year old daughter has always been painfully shy in new situations to the point that it can prevent her from engaging in activities. Our first approaches of reassurance, expectation setting, and other suggestions gleaned from internet research never helped; however it only took reading this first chapter of this book to get several simple suggestions that made a huge difference. In fact we haven't read the rest of the book because using these tips (especially the "worry brain" drowning out the "calm brain" concept) we were able to help our daughter manage her anxiety. A month ago she clung to us every morning when we took her to her first grade classroom and had to be peeled off us by the teacher, sometimes in tears. Now she waltzes right in and I have to remind her to give me a kiss goodbye. She still gets shy in new groups, but the paralyzing fear is gone and we have tools to deal with it if it arrives. We may have only read a part of this book but it was money well spent.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2013
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So I bought this book because my 7 year old son is plagued with unrealsitic worries (i.e. heart attacks, brain attacks, guns, death, "going flat," injections, skin melting . . . to name only a few). We have worked with a therapist, but I thought this book could help in-between sessions. While we use the exercises about realistic thinking and this is helpful, the crux of the book is using "step ladders" to lessen kid's fears by exposing them to the discomfort of their fears slowly and thus desensitising them (for example, a kid who obsesses about making a mistake at school and looking stupid, slowly works to purposefully make innoucous mistakes so they can realize they can handle the discomfort; there are also stepladders that work well with separation anxieties.) I don't know how to make "stepladders" regarding death, guns, injections and the like, and although the book acknowledges that anxiety disorders will cover a lot of unrealistic fears (and they give an example of a child afraid of being kidnapped from their bed), it ignores them in the sample exercies, and I have not figured out how to do stepladders for guns or skin melting without having child protective services pay me a visit.

So if your child suffers from social anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, this book is helpful. Otherwise, not so much.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2010
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I am a therapist that works with children and I find this book to be a jewel! It helps parents to learn how to help their children outside of the therapist's office. It also does a great job of explaining anxiety in non jargon terms and know where to go with your anxious child. It also has a workbook that you can down load for free to work with your child! I work with more elementary school kids so some of the exercises and words were a little advanced. However, with some creativity you can scale it down. I felt this is more geared towards middle-school age kids. However, I really liked this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2014
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This book really helped me with my 8 year old daughter. It's full of easy to implement strategies that has given me tools to use when she's becoming overrun with her own thoughts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2011
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This book is really practical and helpful. Its already proving invaluable for us and our wee one is only five!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2012
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This version is so much easier to utilize than the last version of this book. The workbook is quite an added bonus.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This book is written on an easy-to-get level even though it addresses some tough topics. I love the personal stories that are easy to relate to and the exercises to do with your child are really helpful to implement the strategies instead of just learning about them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2015
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This book was a great help for me. My 11yr old goes for therapy but I needed help dealing at home. I skip through to a part that pertains to the certain circumstance. Great help for any person that has to deal with an Anxious child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2013
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This is a very practical book. I am half way through and love it. Have not put the tips to work yet but will do this when I get through the whole book.
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