Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries 2nd Edition: A self-help guide for parents

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Little, Brown Book Group, Apr 11, 2019 - Self-Help - 336 pages
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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS OVERCOMING YOUR CHILD'S FEARS AND WORRIES

Does your child suffer from fears and worries that affect their behaviour or keep them awake at night?

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

Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically-proven techniques.

Series editors: Professor Peter Cooper and Dr Polly Waite

 

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Contents

Preface
Understanding Your Childs Fears and Worries
What are fears worries and anxiety?
How can I help my child?
Common fears and worries experienced by children
How do fears and worries develop in children?
What keeps childrens fears and worries going?
PART
Overcoming worry
Managing physical symptoms of anxiety
Managing your own anxiety
Keeping it going
Using this book with younger children
Using this book with older children and teenagers
Sleep problems
Overcoming difficult behaviour

How to use this book
What are your goals?
What does your child need to learn?
Encouraging independence and having a go
A stepbystep approach to overcoming fears and worries
Learning about solving problems
Schoolattendance difficulties
Helping children overcome fears and worries a guide for teachers
Acknowledgements
Key references
Useful resources
Copyright

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About the author (2019)

Cathy Creswell (Author)
CATHY CRESWELL is a professor of developmental clinical psychology based in the school of psychology and clinical language sciences at the University of Reading and an honorary consultant clinical psychologist and joint director of the University of Reading Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) clinical research unit.

Lucy Willetts (Author)
LUCY WILLETTS is a clinical psychologist and accredited CBT therapist. She is also a visiting fellow at the University of Reading. She has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people and has published a number of research papers and several books.

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