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Please Explain Anxiety to Me!: Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents, 2nd Edition

Please Explain Anxiety to Me!: Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents, 2nd Edition


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This book translates anxiety from the jargon of psychology into concrete experiences that children can relate to. Children and their parents will understand the biological and emotional components of anxiety responsible for the upsetting symptoms they experience. Please Explain Anxiety to Me, 2nd Edition gives accurate physiological information in child friendly language. A colorful dinosaur story explains the link between brain and body functioning, followed by practical therapeutic techniques that children can use to help themselves. Children will:

  • learn that they can handle most issues if they are explained at their developmental level
  • understand the brain/body connection underlying anxiety
  • identify with the examples given
  • find comfort and reassurance in knowing that others have the same experience
  • be provided with strategies and ideas to help them change their anxiety responses
  • be able to enjoy childhood and to give up unnecessary worrying

Therapists and Educators Praise "Please Explain Anxiety To Me, Second Edition"
"On any given day, around thirty percent of my patients have anxiety related symptoms. The simplicity and completeness of the explanations and treatment of anxiety given in this book is remarkable. Defining the cause, treating the core symptoms, and most importantly bringing it to a child's level accompanied by wonderful illustrations, is an incredible feat. I will definitely use this book in my practice."
Zev Ash, M.D. F.A.A.P., Pediatrician

"Anxiety is, of course, a complicated neuro-physiological process but it has been reduced to understandable terms in this brilliantly illustrated book for children. I would go even further and say that there are adults who could benefit from the straightforward approach."
Rick Ritter, MSW, author of "Coping with Physical Loss and Disability"

"This excellent book is perfect for parents to read and discuss with their children. It's also perfect for school professionals to use in the school setting."
Herb R. Brown, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Oceanside Public Schools, New York

"...A charming--and calming--explanation of anxiety that will help both children and their parents turn their internal worry switches to the OFF position."
Ellen Singer, New York Times-acclaimed bestselling author

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From the "Growing With Love" Series at Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

SEL036000, Self-Help : Anxieties & Phobias
PSY006000 Psychology : Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
JNF053050 Juvenile Nonfiction : Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615992164
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 02/14/2014
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 174,890
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dr. Laurie Zelinger is a Board Certified Psychologist who has held an elected position at the national level on the prestigious American Academy of School Psychology. She earned a Doctoral degree in psychology from Hofstra University on Long Island, New York and then went on to earn her credentials as a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor from the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Zelinger is also a Fellow in the American Academy of School Psychology, a media specialist for the American Psychological Association, and a recognized expert in child development and parenting, where she is frequently consulted by national and international media venues regarding child related issues. She and her psychologist husband, Dr. Fred Zelinger, have raised four sons. As a certified school psychologist, private practice licensed psychologist, and registered play therapist/supervisor, Dr. Laurie is treating increasing numbers of children with anxiety. She believes that honest and correct information, given at a child's developmental level in "kid-friendly" language, will help a youngster understand the link between body and feelings, the first step in symptom relief. Learn more about Dr. Laurie and her other books at www.DrZelinger.com.

Dr. Jordan Zelinger completed his doctoral degree in School-Clinical Child Psychology at Pace University in New York City. As a licensed psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology, Jordan enjoys working with typically developing children and adolescents as well as those who have special needs. Dr. Jordan is applying his skills working at a Long Island public high school and a large Manhattan based neuropsychological center while he develops his budding private practice. He collaborated with his mother on this, his first book, drawing upon his extensive background in neuroscience.

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Once upon a time, before there were people, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Big ones, small ones, fast ones, slow ones, young ones, and old ones.

There wasn't much else around except grass, trees, plants, dirt, rocks, and water.

Sometimes food was hard to find. That's because supermarkets and restaurants weren't invented yet. Of course, this was before farmers too!

Dinosaurs had to work really hard to fill their tummies so they wouldn't go to bed hungry.

Plant eating dinosaurs, called herbivores, found things to eat that grew from the ground, like flowers, grass, and leaves. But meat-eating dinosaurs didn't want plants. They were called carnivores and they only liked to eat other dinosaurs since dinosaurs are made of dinosaur meat. Some dinosaurs even liked to eat both kinds of food.

Smaller species of dinosaurs were scared that meat-eating dinosaurs would eat them. They probably worried a lot because there was danger all around them. They had a really good reason to be afraid!

Whenever a meat-eating dinosaur showed up, a small dinosaur realized he had to do something fast. He probably said to himself, "Hmmm. I have three choices. I can either freeze and stay perfectly still while I stop, look, and listen. Maybe the other dinosaur won't see me.

Or I can try to run away just as fast as my legs will take me. If those ideas don't work, then I can stay and fight. That's called "freeze, flight, or fight."


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