If you are the parent or caregiver of an anxious child, you know what it feels like to be held hostage. So does your child. Children who worry too much are held captive by their fears. They go to great lengths to avoid frightening situations, and ask the same anxiety-based questions over and over again. Yet the answers give them virtually no relief. Parents and caregivers find themselves spending huge amounts of time reassuring, coaxing, accommodating, and doing whatever else they can think of to minimize their childs distress.
But it doesnt work. The anxiety remains in control. As you have undoubtedly discovered, simply telling an anxious child to stop worrying doesnÂt help at all. Nor does applying adult logic, or allowing your child to avoid feared situations, or offering reassurance every time the fears are expressed.
Anxiety has a way of growing, spreading, shifting in form, and generally resisting efforts to talk it out of existence. But there is hope. What to Do When You Worry Too Much will teach you and your child a new and more successful way to think about and manage anxiety. The techniques described in this book will help your child take control.
This is a simple book for both kids and grown-ups that gives the reader a couple of ideas for reducing worrying. Read morePublished 1 day ago by G. Grazian
My son is not necessarily a worry but always been a very happy kid. We (his parents) are both worriers but we both have high stress jobs and own a business. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Got-It-Online
As a school social worker, I use this book with my students in grades 4-6. I typically use it individually and have found a variety of students can all relate to the comparisons... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mommaof3
Love this book. Our doctor recomended it and it has helped my seven year old with her battle against worrying so much. I have even learned a thing or two from it as well.Published 9 days ago by Yvette
This book is awesome. My 8yr old was having separation anxiety so bad that she was throwing up almost every day. we purchased this book for her and it helped so much!! Read morePublished 17 days ago by shawn
This is a wonderful tool for kids with anxiety. There are plenty of worksheets to do with you child that are entertaining. This book is all about the child. Read morePublished 19 days ago by SDG
We read this book with our 10 year old son, who is rather anxious. He listened intently and never lost interest, even when it was way past his bedtime. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Trying to be a good parent
great workbook, concrete steps to help a child deal with worries by setting aside a "worry time"; imagining locking away worries for that worry time, etc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by e's mom