35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
simple and practical strategies,
This review is from: Helping Your Anxious Child (Paperback)
My 9 year old has always been the worry wart of the family, always needed to ask if it will be ok and could see all the possible disasters that could ever take place. Reading this book gave me practical strategies I could use with him when he was avoiding new situations and for those before school tummy aches. It was great to read through the descriptions of other anxious children and think that's exactly what he is like. A real bonus was his reaction to these descriptions - it was the first time he realised that other kids out there worry just as much as he does. The book helps you to teach your child how they can handle worries and fears when they do occur - it's more about managing worry than getting them to ignore the worry. It also helps you to understand how you can change you reactions to help your child. It was a lot of work to really tackle all of his worries but the reading was easy to do and each section isn't too long so you can read one in a lunch break if you need to. If you need ideas on how to help your child with fears and worries this will be a great start.