The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Children

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The up-to-date, practical guide for helping your child deal with anxiety

Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt—these are classic symptoms of anxiety in children. Using kid-friendly concepts and real-life examples, this reassuring guide helps adults and children understand the powerful ways in which anxiety works and how to overcome its negative effects. This revised edition includes all-new chapters on food phobia; the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses and problems such as ADHD, depression, and autism; and anxiety in teens.
 

The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety. By making changes little by little, any child with anxiety can get well and stay well.

  • Provides up-to-date, practical guidance for helping both younger children and teenagers deal with anxiety issues
  • Shows how to recognize the symptoms of anxiety, evaluate a child's need for medication and/or therapy, assess the role of the family in anxiety disorders, and take concrete steps to find solutions
  • Explains how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem
  • Addresses a range of anxiety disorders, such as food phobia and anxieties about terrorism, as well as the relationship between anxiety and other illnesses
  • Also includes advice that can be used by teachers, coaches, doctors, therapists, school nurses, and others who work with anxious kids

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A comforting, practical guide to helping your child deal with anxiety
 

Fear, worry, stomach pains, self-doubt—these are all classic symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers. Anxiety affects both boys and girls, regardless of age, size, intelligence, or family specifics. And the only way your family can be free of anxiety is to confront it every time it appears. This book will show you how. 

The bestselling authors of The Anxiety Cure present a reassuring guide to help adults and children understand the way anxiety works. Using characters such as the Dragon and the Wizard, The Anxiety Cure for Kids explains how to overcome the negative impacts of anxiety and turn anxiety into a positive opportunity for the whole family. It outlines specific action steps to regain full control of your anxious child's life. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your child, help him or her confront fear, and boost your child's feelings of accomplishment and self-esteem. The book also includes helpful advice for anyone who works with anxious children, such as teachers, coaches, therapists, and school nurses. The plentiful exercises and tips reveal how to: 

* Recognize the symptoms of anxiety in your child 
* Evaluate your child's need for medication and/or therapy 
* Utilize a journal to gain a clear perspective  
* Assess the role of your family in anxiety disorders 
* Set goals for the future—including what to do if anxiety returns

Overcoming anxiety in children takes time and persistence—but it can be done. By making changes little by little, your child can get well and stay well. The lessons in The Anxiety Cure for Kids have helped many children break free from anxiety and, with your family's help, your child will too.

About the Author:

Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C., served as Vice President of DuPont Clinical Research and on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Her father, Robert L. DuPont, M.D., and her sister, Caroline M. DuPont, M.D., are board certified in psychiatry and in addiction medicine. Robert DuPont was the founding President of the ADAA and the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Caroline DuPont was principal investigator of numerous research studies on the treatment of anxiety. This team specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and also authored The Anxiety Cure: An Eight-Step Program for Getting Well.


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