Author: Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D.
Product Code: 5611
ISBN: 9781618215611
Pages: 336
Availability: In stock.

Anxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry-free, methods that relieve a child’s excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one—a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids—this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child’s self-help process.

Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders—generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder—this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one’s fears.

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by Jonah Green
on 4/27/2018
from Kensington, MD
So grateful for the Second Edition!
As the director of a large mental health practice that treats a large number of children with anxiety, I am thrilled to see that Dr. Zucker has written a second edition to what has become our go-to reference book for treating anxious kids, and the primary book that we recommend to parents.  Her clear explanation of anxiety and her specific recommendations and exercises are extraordinarily helpful.  The format which includes a section for parents, as well as a section for kids, is just wonderful.  I am so happy that Dr. Zucker has added additional information on parenting a child with anxiety, as well as on addressing the crucial issue of sleep.  I highly recommend this new, revised edition.
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Review: The Baby Spot - June 11, 2017
Dr. Zucker helps parents and children connect with one another in ways they never thought possible with this detailed yet easy to understand book. This page turner will have many parents and guardians relieved that their children are going to school and interacting with others more confidently and most importantly, feeling good about themselves as they grow up.
Review by: Claire Nana, Psych Central - May 23, 2017
Through simple and effective tools, Zucker’s book doesn’t just help parents and children understand anxiety and find ways to overcome it, but also strengthens the interactive approach and family bonds that make them better for it.
Review by: Hazel Buys, Children's Literature - May 1, 2017
This revised edition is a valuable addition to the selection of self-help books available to parents. With a careful application of the strategies and faithful adherence to the program sequence, this can be a welcome, home-based first step in addressing behaviors that have become dysfunctional for a child who suffers from anxiety-based disorders.
Review by: Erica Berman, Healthy Life Lessons - February 8, 2017
I think Zucker did a great job of taking standard CBT strategies and packaging them for kids. Actually, I think they would work for a lot of adults, who otherwise might struggle with CBT homework exercises. So I definitely recommend this book if you have a child who is dealing with anxiety of any kind.

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