Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

by Bonnie Zucker


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Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children by Bonnie Zucker

Anxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child's self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one's fears.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618215611
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 184,668
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D., is a psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD in children and adults. She is in private practice in Rockville, MD, and is the author of "Anxiety-Free Kids" and "Take Control of OCD," and coauthor of "Resilience Builder Program for Children & Adolescents."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Preface to the Second Edition xiii

Welcome to Anxiety-Free Kids xv

Introduction: How to Use Fins Book 1

A Note for Your Child's Therapist 3

Chapter 1 Anxiety: What It Is and What to Do About It 5

Chapter 2 Making Your Team and Team Goals 31

Chapter 3 Relaxing the Body 47

Chapter 4 Conquer Your Worries 71

Chapter 5 Changing Your Thoughts 89

Chapter 6 Changing Your Behaviors: Facing Your Fears 107

Chapter 7 Keep Facing Your Fears and Build Confidence 117

Chapter 8 Lessons Learned: Celebrate Yourself 129

Chapter 9 Motivating Your Child 135

Chapter 10 Special Sections 145

Chapter 11 Anxiety at Bedtime: Improving Sleep Behavior 181

Chapter 12 Parenting Your Anxious Child: Adopting a Resilience Mindset 189

References 197

Resources for Parents 201

Appendix A Overview of the Program 209

Appendix B Thinking Errors Quick Reference Page 211

About the Author 213

Anxiety-Free Kids: "For Kids Only" Companion Guide 217

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Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpful to understand and help my first grader with Anxiety.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to re-order this book again since my friends keep taking it from me! I use so many of these tools daily to help manage the worries of my child. Now I am ready to have my child read the child section while I can read the parent section. It is obvious that Dr. Zucker has really taken a two way approach to helping children with their parents help and understanding themselves.