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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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"...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

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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.

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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: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lynne Siqueland on June 3, 2004
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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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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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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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By A Customer on April 23, 2004
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This book is absolutely terrific. It is incredibly easy-to-read and provides wonderfully concrete suggestions. It is an excellent resource for any parent who is struggling with trying to help their child with anxiety. In addition, it gives great suggestions to all parents, whether their child is overtly anxious or not, in helping deal with normal, day-to-day anxieties (such as being afraid of the dark).
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I am a professional counselor and this book was recommended to me by another professional counselor. I find it very helpful in working with children of all ages. I even use some of the techniques on my oldest child who has some anxious behaviors.
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By A Customer 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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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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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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