The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears

The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears

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The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears by Lawrence J. Cohen, Johnny Heller

Whether it's the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Now Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, the author of Playful Parenting, provides a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety. Offering simple, effective strategies that build connection through fun, play, and empathy, Dr. Cohen helps parents: start from a place of warmth, compassion, and understanding teach children the basics of the body's "security system": alert, alarm, assessment, and all clear promote tolerance of uncertainty and discomfort by finding the balance between outright avoidance and "white-knuckling" through a fear find lighthearted ways to release tension in the moment, labeling stressful emotions on a child-friendly scale tackle their own anxieties so they can stay calm when a child is distressed bring children out of their anxious thoughts and into their bodies by using relaxation, breathing, writing, drawing, and playful roughhousing With this insightful resource of easy-to-implement solutions and strategies, you and your child can experience the opposite of worry, anxiety, and fear, and embrace connection, trust, and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452645292
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in children's play, play therapy, and parenting. He is the author of Playful Parenting and coauthor of The Art of Roughhousing, Best Friends, Worst Enemies, and Mom, They're Teasing Me.

Johnny Heller has earned multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for Closing Time by Joe Queenan, and has earned two Audie Awards and many more nominations. Named one of the Top Fifty Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile, he has recorded over five hundred titles.

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