Helping Your Anxious Child


This amazing new resource teaches parents how to help their children develop the skills they need to manage and work through anxieties, worries, and fears.

This very user-friendly resource is filled with step-by-step, researched-backed strategies, examples, parent activities, and activities to do with your child.

Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But at least ten percent of children have excessive fears and worries—phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder—that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help.

Now in its second edition, Helping Your Anxious Child has been expanded and updated to include the latest research and techniques for managing child anxiety. The book offers proven effective skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to aid you in helping your child overcome intense fears and worries. You’ll also find out how to relieve your child’s anxious feelings while parenting with compassion.


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Inside, you will learn to:

  • Help your child practice “detective thinking” to recognize irrational worries
  • What to do when your child becomes frightened
  • How to gently and gradually expose your child to challenging situations
  • Help your child learn important social skills

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit—an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.


Includes helpful information about anxiety, including causes and contributing factors, how anxiety effects the body and behavior, the importance of realistic thinking, effective / ineffective parenting practices for helping anxiety, and much, much more. If you have a child with anxiety and are looking for practical, effective, well-researched methods for helping, this invaluable book is for you!

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