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 book has helped many of my children learn to deal with their anxieties. It gives them steps to help them calm down when they start to worry. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Has come in handy multiple times in therapy with kids. Great resource to go through with children/youth.Published 9 days ago by melimm
DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD THIS BOOK unless you rip out chapter 5 where it literally tells your child to "stuff your worries in a worry box" and only talk about them during... Read morePublished 9 days ago by gregory s rossi
As a school counselor I was looking for a CBT "delivery system" for kids. This fit the bill!Published 12 days ago by Kelly G-K
My clients really like this book and find it very helpful. Strongly recommend for parents and/or therapist.Published 14 days ago by SmartOne
Using as a companion to Anxiety Free kids. This book is more "kid language" of worry. It is like a workbook with a place to draw after most chapters. Read morePublished 15 days ago by J Greene
I have a 6 year old that has been having a lot of 'worries.' While she's always worried a lot, lately it's been getting more prominent and lasting for longer periods of times. Read morePublished 22 days ago by BadBella
Highly recommended by my daughter's child Psychogist . The book is so simple fir a first grader to understand ! really great book ! A must for worrisome little kids !Published 24 days ago by Lucky Blessings
I don't understand how this book was even published - it's completely counter-productive. The entire book insinuates to the young reader that other kids don't worry LIKE YOU do. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Erica Figueiredo