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What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kidsby James J., Ph.d. Crist
Synopses & Reviews
From upsetting events to a fear of spiders to panic disorders, kids have worries and fears. And now, kids have help — whether they struggle a little or a lot. Drawing on his years of experience helping children deal with anxiety, Dr. James Crist has written a book that kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas to try. He starts by explaining why we have worries and fears, then focuses on the kinds of anxieties kids commonly have: fears after something bad has happened; fears of people, animals, and situations; separation anxiety; and more. He explains each type of fear in detail — what might cause it, how it feels — then offers specific suggestions on how to gain control over negative feelings. Kids learn to relax, use their imaginations, face their fears, change their thoughts and beliefs from negative to positive, and ask for help. Includes a special chapter for parents, references, resources, and a glossary.
From a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. Theyandrsquo;ll find out where fears and worries come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they canandrsquo;t manage on their own.
About the Author
Dr. James J. Crist is a psychologist specializing in children with ADHD, depression, and anxiety disorders. He is the Clinical Director and a Staff Psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he provides psychological testing and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
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