ISBN# 1-886941-46-7
Seven Steps To Help Your Child Worry Less

Publication Date: 2002
Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Kristy Hagar
Ph.D., Robert Brooks, Ph.D.
 

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About the Author

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the University of Utah and has co-authored other books in the Seven Steps Series: Seven Steps to Improve Your Child's Social Skills and Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less.

Kristy Hagar, Ph.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her training includes the areas of health psychology/behavioral medicine, school psychology, and developmental neuropsychology.

Robert Brooks, Ph.D. is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has authored or co-authored eight books and numerous articles and book chapters with a focus on the themes of resilience, self-esteem, motivation, school climate, learning disorders, and family relationships.

Summary

A certain degree of worry is normal. It serves as self-protection. However, when worry gets out of control and causes a child to become overly fearful, anxious, and stressed, parents must find ways to help their child cope. This book provides a seven step program that parents can use to help their child with excessive worry, learn how to create a worry-less plan to help your child, teach your child effective strategies to reduce worry, and build your child’s self- esteem and confidence so he or she can become more resilient.

  • Learn effective strategies to help your child communicate worries
  • Help your child face worries
  • Develop a plan with your child to manage worry, fear, and anxiety
  • Learn ways to improve your child’s self- esteem and build resilience
Contents

Introduction
Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less
Step1: Why Do Children Worry?
Step2: When Your Child Needs Help
Step3: Getting Started: Helping Your Child Become an Active Participant in the Process
Step4: Strategies to Reduce Anxiety
Step5: Developing a Plan and Putting it Into Action
Step6: Keeping the Plan in Place: Common Problems and How to Solve Them
Step7: Instilling a Resilient Mindset in Your Child
Conclusion
Mastering Worry, Fear, and Anxiety
Resources
Index
Special Addendum One
A Guide for Medical and Mental Health Professionals
Using the Seven Step Approach
Special Addendum Two
Helping Children Worry Less: A Guide for Teachers