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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety: Professional advice to help your child feel confident, happy, and secure [NOOK Book]

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Racing heart. Nausea. Trembling. These are just the physical symptoms of anxiety. Add to that panic, paralyzing fear, and self-doubt and a child is consumed with worry. With the proper care and treatment, a child with anxiety disorders can thrive. This book presents a balanced approach to treatment-from traditional to non-traditional drug and behavioral therapies to relaxation tricks and meditation. Additionally, this helpful guide helps parents determine the causes of their child's anxiety, decide whether ...
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety: Professional advice to help your child feel confident, happy, and secure

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Overview

Racing heart. Nausea. Trembling. These are just the physical symptoms of anxiety. Add to that panic, paralyzing fear, and self-doubt and a child is consumed with worry. With the proper care and treatment, a child with anxiety disorders can thrive. This book presents a balanced approach to treatment-from traditional to non-traditional drug and behavioral therapies to relaxation tricks and meditation. Additionally, this helpful guide helps parents determine the causes of their child's anxiety, decide whether medical treatment is necessary, talk with their children about anxiety, find the right counselor, and consult with teachers and school officials. With this guide, parents will have all the resources, tools, and information they need to help their child enjoy a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted childhood!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605507965
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/17/2008
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 928,006
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


What, Me Worry?     1
What's Happening to My Child?     1
The Anxious Coping Style     4
Worry Makes Anxiety Grow     6
Your Child's Identity     9
Your Child's Self-Esteem     10
The Stress and Anxiety Connection     12
Causes of Anxiety     17
How Common Is Anxiety?     17
Psychological Aspects     20
Biological Aspects     22
Genetic Causes     25
Environmental Factors     27
Behavioral Aspects     31
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety     33
Behavioral Issues     33
Feeling Isolated     35
School Refusal     38
Homework Refusal     40
Trouble with Friends     42
Body Bugaboos     44
Is There a Test for This?     47
Self-Evaluation and Charting     47
Clinical Interview and Diagnosis     49
Clinical Inventories     51
Formal Testing     53
School-Based Evaluation     58
Projective Techniques     59
If It's Not Anxiety, Then What?     63
Overlap with ADHD     63
Overlap with Depression     66
Adjustment Disorders     68
Other Points to Consider     71
Developmental Transitions     73
Shyness and Introversion     75
The Overextended Child     76
Common Types of Anxiety in Children     79
Separation Anxiety Disorder     79
Panic Disorder     82
Social Phobia     84
Generalized Anxiety Disorder     86
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder     89
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder     92
Night Terrors     94
Parenting and Anxiety     97
The Parent's Role     97
Strong Parents Make Strong Children     99
When Parents Are Overprotective     101
When Parents Are Depressed     103
When Parents Are Stressed     104
How Is Your Marriage?     106
Separation, Divorce, and Blended Families     107
What to Look for in a Counselor     113
Provider Credentials and Experience     113
Therapeutic Style and Importance of Rapport     117
Clinic or Private Practice?     119
Geographic and Scheduling Issues     122
How Long Should You Wait?     122
What If You Don't Have Insurance?     124
Parent Involvement     125
Expectations Regarding Privacy and Safety     127
Individual, Family, and Group Therapy     129
Individual Therapy     129
Family Therapy     131
Group Therapy     134
Supportive Approaches     135
Play Therapy     136
Art and Music Therapy     140
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy     141
Additional Help     145
How Can a Psychiatrist Help?     145
Involving a Primary Care Physician     146
Help from a Nurse Practitioner     148
Questions to Ask a Psychiatrist     149
Developing a Treatment Plan     150
To Medicate or Not     153
Is My Child's Condition Simple or Complex?     153
Types of Medication     156
Is Medication Safe?     158
Monitor Responses to Medication     160
Team Approach     162
All in the Family     165
Managing Managed Care Plans     167
Contacting Your Insurance Company     167
Referrals and Recommendations     170
Prior Authorization     171
Co-Pays     173
Physicals     174
Alternative Therapies: The Case for Natural Healing     177
Massage     177
Acupuncture     180
Aromatherapy     182
Biofeedback     184
Energy Work     187
Meditation     189
Home Is Where the Heart Is     193
Open Communication with Your Child     193
It's a Family Affair     196
Create a Support Team     197
Tell the Truth     199
Effects on Siblings     200
Effects on Your Marriage     203
Parenting Pointers     207
Consistency and Follow-Through     207
Being Active and Proactive     210
Patience Really Is a Virtue     212
Calm in Calamity     214
Routine Is King     217
Co-Parenting     217
Educate Yourself     219
Sanity Strategies for Parent and Child     221
The Relaxation Response     221
Breathing Calms the Mind     222
Progressive Muscle Relaxation     225
Imagery as a Tool     227
Self-Talk      229
Self-Soothing Strategies     233
Connecting with Other Parents     234
School Days     237
Anxiety about School     237
Test Anxiety     240
Managing School Refusal     242
Managing Anxiety at School     244
Peers and Peer Pressure     246
Staying Connected and Getting Involved     249
Naturally Speaking: Exercise, Nutrition, and Sleep     253
Quick Fixes for Anxiety     253
Finding Balance Through Food     255
Sweets and Stimulants     256
Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements     258
Exercise and Yoga     261
Sleep Routine and Ritual     262
Managing Insomnia     264
Create Your Own Toolbox     267
Using Baby Steps to Build Confidence     267
Building Self-Reliance     269
Use Positive Reinforcement     270
Using Logical and Natural Consequences     273
Managing Anxiety Away from Home     276
Emotional Resilience     278
Create a Confident Future     283
Letting Go     283
Knowing When to End Therapy     285
Knowing When to End Medication     287
Offering Smother-Free Support     289
When to Return to Therapy     290
Moving Away and Other Life Transitions     292
Anxiety Questionnaire     296
Resources     297
Insurance Terms     301
Index     305
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