Your Anxious Child (general)









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The topic of anxiety in the preschool child is continued with an interview with Dr. Claudia Gold. She is a pediatrician and a writer and currently specializes in early childhood mental health. She is the author of The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medication and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth and Lifelong Resilience, Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrum and other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World Through Your Child's Eyes and most recently The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Concepts from Infancy Through Adolescence.

More information about Dr Gold can be found on her website:


Direct download: claudia_gold_audio_only.mp3
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Elizabeth Haske is a teacher and parent living in Sophia, Bulgaria who has just written a book for anxious children When Worry Takes Hold. In this interview we talk about her  new book which highlights the importance of mindfulness and breathing. We also discuss the special considerations needed when dealing with an anxious preschool child.

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Beth Maloney is the author of Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD and Childhood Interrupted: The Complete Guide to PANDAS and PANS.    She has written two very important and helpful books describing and explaining how a strep infection can lead a child to develop OCD, tics and other difficult behaviors. More information can be found at

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Lesley Koplow, M.S., L.C.S.W. talks with me about what I consider to to be relatively neglected topic in discussions of anxiety which is the preschool child. She is the Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College in New York City. Her book Bears Bears Everywhere! Supporting Children's Emotional Health in the Classroom will be a focus of our conversation. She has also written Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal and Creating Schools That Heal:Real-Life Solutions.

Direct download: koplow_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Sharon Selby is a therapist who specialized in anxious children and she just written a book for parents and children, Surfing the Worry Imp's Wave. This is an important book for parents and children to read together in order to establish a common vocabulary and strategy for dealing with anxiety. Her book comes with supplemental activities and worksheets that are available on her website

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

Dawn Huebner, PhD is a psychologist in Exeter, N.H. who has written several extremely popular workbooks for elementary school children dealing with anxiety, such as What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kids's Guide to Overcoming OCD. In this podcast, she discusses her new book, Outsmarting Worry geared towards 9-13 year olds. This book will an important resource for children in this transitional age where they have outgrown material that might have worked in elementary school but are not ready for more adult oriented books. Dawn Huebner has a distinct talent in speaking to children at their developmental level. 

Direct download: Dawn_Huebner_interview_ready_for_itunes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

Emily Hodos is a Neuromovement Consultant and Licensed Brain Gym Instructor. There are some anxious children who do not seem to make enough progress with psychotherapy. In this interview, Emily Hodos provides an additional consideration about your anxious child which is that there  may be some problem in their sensory and motor development which is playing a role. Interestingly, those children who have not integrated some of the reflexes they were born with, may have a more anxious disposition. In this interview, Emily Hodos explains this interesting perspective. More information about Emily Hodos can be found at Tendril Kinetics (tendril

Direct download: Emily_Hodos_second_try.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Denise Stack is the past president of the International OCD Foundation and has been a leader in bringing OCD into public awareness. She is talking today about how OCD may show up in the classroom and what teachers and parents can do in response.

Direct download: ocd_and_school_interveiw.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

Sebern Fisher, MA is an internationally recognized expert on the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of developmental trauma. She is the author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain. In this discussion she talks about when a parent should consider neurofeedback for their child. She also discusses how trauma of different types can create a "fear-driven brain". Neurofeedback is an important treatment modality that has something quite distinct to offer.

Direct download: Seberb_Fisher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Lynn Lyons, LICSW is a psychotherapist in Concord New Hampshire. She has co-authored with Reid Wilson, PhD two books Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children and Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teen and Kids and more recently Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions.  She is is sought after speaker and consultant. Her website is where additional material, including DVDs can be found.

Direct download: lynn_lyons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EST