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A comforting, practical guide to helping your child deal with anxiety 

Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt—these are all classic symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety affects both boys and girls, regardless of age, size, intelligence, or family specifics. And the only way your family can be free of anxiety is to confront it every time it appears. This book will show you how. 

The bestselling authors of The Anxiety Cure present a reassuring guide to help adults and children understand the way anxiety works. Using characters such as the Dragon and the Wizard, The Anxiety Cure for Kids explains how to overcome the negative impacts of anxiety and turn anxiety into a positive opportunity for the whole family. It outlines specific action steps to regain full control of your anxious child's life. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem. The book also includes helpful advice for anyone who works with anxious children, such as teachers, coaches, therapists, and school nurses. The plentiful exercises and tips reveal how to: 

* Recognize the symptoms of anxiety in your child 

* Evaluate your child's need for medication and/or therapy 

* Utilize a journal to gain a clear perspective  

* Assess the role of your family in anxiety disorders 

* Set goals for the future—including what to do if anxiety returns

Overcoming anxiety in children takes time and persistence—but it can be done. By making changes little by little, your child can get well and stay well. The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety and, with your family's help, your child will too.

Synopsis:

Building on the popularity of the DuPonts' "The Anxiety Cure, "The Anxiety Cure for Kids is a friendly, practical guide for parents on helping their children deal with anxiety issues.

Synopsis:

This volume is a friendly, practical guide for parents on helping their children deal with anxiety issues.

Synopsis:

A comforting, practical guide to helping your child deal with anxiety

Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt-- these are all classic symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety affects both boys and girls, regardless of age, size, intelligence, or family specifics. And the only way your family can be free of anxiety is to confront it every time it appears. This book will show you how.

The bestselling authors of The Anxiety Cure present a reassuring guide to help adults and children understand the way anxiety works. Using characters such as the Dragon and the Wizard, The Anxiety Cure for Kids explains how to overcome the negative impacts of anxiety and turn anxiety into a positive opportunity for the whole family. It outlines specific action steps to regain full control of your anxious child's life. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem. The book also includes helpful advice for anyone who works with anxious children, such as teachers, coaches, therapists, and school nurses. The plentiful exercises and tips reveal how to:

* Recognize the symptoms of anxiety in your child

* Evaluate your child's need for medication and/or therapy

* Utilize a journal to gain a clear perspective

* Assess the role of your family in anxiety disorders

* Set goals for the future-- including what to do if anxiety returns

Overcoming anxiety in children takes time and persistence-- but it can be done. By making changes little by little, your child can get well and stay well. The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety and, with your family's help, your child will too.

Synopsis:

The up-to-date, practical guide for helping your child deal with anxiety

Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt—these are classic symptoms of anxiety in children. Using kid-friendly concepts and real-life examples, this reassuring guide helps adults and children understand the powerful ways in which anxiety works and how to overcome its negative effects. This revised edition includes all-new chapters on food phobia; the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses and problems such as ADHD, depression, and autism; and anxiety in teens.

 

The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety. By making changes little by little, any child with anxiety can get well and stay well.

  • Provides up-to-date, practical guidance for helping both younger children and teenagers deal with anxiety issues
  • Shows how to recognize the symptoms of anxiety, evaluate a child's need for medication and/or therapy, assess the role of the family in anxiety disorders, and take concrete steps to find solutions
  • Explains how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem
  • Addresses a range of anxiety disorders, such as food phobia and anxieties about terrorism, as well as the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses
  • Also includes advice that can be used by teachers, coaches, doctors, therapists, school nurses, and others who work with anxious kids

About the Author

Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MSW is a social worker and mother who deals primarily with anxiety disorders in her private practice and research.

Robert L. DuPont, M.D. has practiced psychiatry for 33 years. He was the founding president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America as well as the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. DuPont has had extensive media experience.

Caroline M. Dupont, M.D. is a psychiatrist and the President of DuPont Clinical Research. She is also on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Elizabeth and Caroline are Robert's daughters and all three are authors of The Anxiety Cure.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

 A Letter to Kids with Anxiety Problems.

Introduction and Guide to This Book.

PART ONE. ALL ABOUT ANXIETY.

Chapter 1. Understanding Anxiety and Fear—The Dragon.

Chapter 2. The History and Diagnostic Categories of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults.

Chapter 3. Treatment—The Wizard.

Chapter 4. Evaluating Your Child's Need for Medication and Therapy.

PART II. FIVE STORIES FOR KIDS, FIVE STEPS FOR PARENTS.

Chapter 5. Step 1: Ben's Story— Understand the Dragon Your Child Struggles With.

Chapter 6. Step 2. Julie's Story—Shrink the Dragon with Practice and Cognitive Restructuring.

Chapter 7. Step 3. William's Story—Using Medicine and Relaxation.

Chapter 8. Step 4: Rebecca's Story—School Anxiety and School Refusal.

Chapter 9. Step 5. Rebecca's Story One Year Later: Set Goals for the Future, Including Having a Plan if the Anxiety Comes Back.

PART III. BEYOND ANXIETY.

Chapter 10. Assessing the Role of Your Family in Anxiety Disorders.

Chapter 11. Anxiety, Terrorism, and Other Extraordinary Threats to Children.

Chapter 12. Advice for Teachers, Coaches, Doctors, Therapists, School Nurses, and Others who Work with Anxious Kids.

Appendix: Diagnostic Criteria for Anxiety Disorders (from the DSM-IV). 

Glossary.

Suggested Additional Reading.

Anxiety Disorders Resources for Parents and Children.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471263616
Subtitle:
A Guide for Parents
Author:
Spencer, Elizabeth D
Author:
DuPont, Caroline M.
Author:
DuPont, Robert L.
Author:
Spencer, Elizabeth DuPont
Author:
DuPont-Spencer, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Stress Management
Subject:
Mood Disorders
Subject:
Anxiety in children.
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 7, 2000
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.24x6.24x.65 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Building on the popularity of the DuPonts' "The Anxiety Cure, "The Anxiety Cure for Kids is a friendly, practical guide for parents on helping their children deal with anxiety issues.
"Synopsis" by , This volume is a friendly, practical guide for parents on helping their children deal with anxiety issues.
"Synopsis" by , A comforting, practical guide to helping your child deal with anxiety

Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt-- these are all classic symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety affects both boys and girls, regardless of age, size, intelligence, or family specifics. And the only way your family can be free of anxiety is to confront it every time it appears. This book will show you how.

The bestselling authors of The Anxiety Cure present a reassuring guide to help adults and children understand the way anxiety works. Using characters such as the Dragon and the Wizard, The Anxiety Cure for Kids explains how to overcome the negative impacts of anxiety and turn anxiety into a positive opportunity for the whole family. It outlines specific action steps to regain full control of your anxious child's life. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem. The book also includes helpful advice for anyone who works with anxious children, such as teachers, coaches, therapists, and school nurses. The plentiful exercises and tips reveal how to:

* Recognize the symptoms of anxiety in your child

* Evaluate your child's need for medication and/or therapy

* Utilize a journal to gain a clear perspective

* Assess the role of your family in anxiety disorders

* Set goals for the future-- including what to do if anxiety returns

Overcoming anxiety in children takes time and persistence-- but it can be done. By making changes little by little, your child can get well and stay well. The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety and, with your family's help, your child will too.

"Synopsis" by ,

The up-to-date, practical guide for helping your child deal with anxiety

Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt—these are classic symptoms of anxiety in children. Using kid-friendly concepts and real-life examples, this reassuring guide helps adults and children understand the powerful ways in which anxiety works and how to overcome its negative effects. This revised edition includes all-new chapters on food phobia; the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses and problems such as ADHD, depression, and autism; and anxiety in teens.

 

The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety. By making changes little by little, any child with anxiety can get well and stay well.

  • Provides up-to-date, practical guidance for helping both younger children and teenagers deal with anxiety issues
  • Shows how to recognize the symptoms of anxiety, evaluate a child's need for medication and/or therapy, assess the role of the family in anxiety disorders, and take concrete steps to find solutions
  • Explains how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem
  • Addresses a range of anxiety disorders, such as food phobia and anxieties about terrorism, as well as the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses
  • Also includes advice that can be used by teachers, coaches, doctors, therapists, school nurses, and others who work with anxious kids

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