Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders; the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. However, if left unchecked, they can cause more serious problems such as school avoidance, difficulties in making friends and long-term problems with anxiety and depression.
Written by two of the UK’s foremost experts on childhood anxiety, this extremely useful guide will enable you to understand what is causing your child’s worries and to carry out step-by-step practical strategies to help him or her to overcome them, including:
· Addressing specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and ‘worrying’
· Using case studies, worksheets and charts
“In my opinion, this book is *the* book for parents who are raising an anxious child. Written by two very well-regarded psychologists, it takes parents, step by step, through what they can do to help their child. It is written in clear, plain English, and is a pleasure to read. What is particularly unusual about this book, is that it is evidence-based. The authors decided that it was not enough to just write the book – they wanted to see whether it worked too. They ran a research trial and found that it does work very well for many families, particular if they got a little bit of phone support from a therapist to help them through the trickier bits. This is my ‘go-to’ book, and is the first thing that I recommend to parents of anxious children.”
Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, University of Sussex