How to Help Your Child with Worry and Anxiety
Activities and conversations for parents to help their 4-11-year-old
As a parent, it’s heartbreaking to watch your child struggle with anxious thoughts, or seem overwhelmed by worry. Childhood anxiety is a growing problem and affects children’s sleep, mood, behaviour, school achievement and overall wellbeing.
Through activities and guided conversations based on a CBT framework, clinical psychologist Lauren Callaghan shows you how to help your child manage their thoughts and feelings and build the emotional skills needed to overcome overwhelming anxiety. The book will:
* Help you identify the symptoms and possible causes of anxiety in your child
* Give you activities to do with your child to change their thought process and challenge anxious thoughts
* Arm you with ideas to try in-the-moment, when your child is feeling overwhelmed with worry or anxiety
* Give you the confidence to talk openly with your child and start the journey of overcoming anxiety.
This practical handbook for parents of children aged 4 to 11 years old will give you the knowledge and tools you need to help your child.
Lauren Callaghan is a clinical psychologist who has worked at world-renowned research centres. She specializes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), family therapy and working with anxiety problems across all ages.