Sat, 1 November 2014
This podcast is dedicated towards helping the busy parent who has an anxious child. Each episode is five minutes in length and focuses on one aspect of parenting an anxious child. Obviously, in five minutes I can't be comprehensive, but hopefully I can provide with some tips and pointers and get you started in the right direction. In the podcasts that follow I will be talking specific strategies you can use with your child. You will about the "Worry Motel" and "Two part sentences" and other techniques. I will also discuss specific conditions such as Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, Selective Mutism, and Aspergers and many other topics. And of course nighttime is a favorite time for anxiety to show up and so I will be talking about what you can with those fears.
For those of you that have time to dig deeper into this topic here are my favorite books on the topics. I will explain in a future podcast what I like about each book.
Tamar Chanksy, Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries and Phobias
Dawn Huebner What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety.
Lawrence J. Cohen The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears.
Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children