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Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children

Break the Cycle of Anxious Worrying

Childhood should be a joyful time for carefree play, active learning, and spontaneous exploration. However, a growing number of children are trapped in a cycle of anxiety that literally paralyzes them with fear and holds their families hostage. What starts as an occasional stomachache might turn into a daily refusal to go to school. A concern about falling down while playing soccer could morph into quitting the team. Ironically, well-meaning parents may be the very force that unwittingly plants the seeds of worry and avoidance. Anxious children can learn patterns of worry from adults who are only trying to help. Our most common responses, such as simply saying, “Calm down, nothing bad will happen,” can encourage them to remain frightened. Like a game of Whack-a-Mole, pushing down one worry might make another one pop up, leaving parents perplexed and frustrated.

In this groundbreaking book, anxiety experts Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons provide families with a jargon-free, step-by-step plan to solve the puzzle of anxious, avoidant kids. You’ll learn the difference between healthy worrying and debilitating anxiety and gain the concrete skills to help your child or teen work through their anxieties. Action, not avoidance, is the key to success, and this book gives kids the tools to help them face challenges and step forward in spite of the threat. By following this powerful program, you can stop the cycle of fear and allow your child to grow with healthy independence and courage.

Table of Contents

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Seven Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children (HCI Books, 2013)

by Reid Wilson, PhD and Lynn Lyons, LICSW

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: How Worry Moves In, How It Grows, and Why It Needs to Go
  • Chapter 2: Nurture or Nature? Either Way, You Have a Job to Do
  • Chapter 3: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time...
  • Chapter 4: It’s Actually Not Breaking News
  • Chapter 5: Same Old Worry, Very Different Responses
  • Chapter 6: The More Unsure, the Better
  • Chapter 7: Retraining the Brain: Doing Matters Most
  • Chapter 8: Calming Down the Body
  • Chapter 9: Stepping Toward the Bigger Picture
  • Chapter 10: When Amnesia Attacks
  • Chapter 11: Casey’s Guide Will Help
  • Chapter 12: Moving Toward Courage and Independence
  • Using Casey’s Guide to Help Your Child
  • Appendix A: Anxiety Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood or Adolescence
  • Appendix B: National Organizations That Identify Therapists Specializing in the Treatment of Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, or Adults
  • Appendix C: Children’s Books That Model Healthy Cognitive Styles for Children
  • Item #: 978-0-7573-1762-0

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