Freeing Your Child from Anxiety
Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
By Tamar Phd Chansky
(Harmony, Paperback, 9780767914925, 320pp.)
Publication Date: March 30, 2004
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Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today.
Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don’t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is.
In Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, a childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety.
No child is immune from the effects of stress in today’s media-saturated society. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. By following these simple solutions, parents can prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and tomorrow.
TAMAR E. CHANSKY, Ph.D., founder of The Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety, has helped thousands of children overcome fears and gripping mental compulsions. Author of Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Disorder, she has appeared frequently on television and radio, including National Public Radio's Voices in the Family and The Parents’ Journal. She lives with her husband and daughters in Philadelphia.