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Opposite of Worry The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears

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ISBN-10: 0345539338

ISBN-13: 9780345539335

Edition: 2013

Authors: Lawrence J. Cohen

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“The most helpful book on childhood anxiety I have ever read.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Whether it’s the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Now Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of Playful Parenting, provides a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety. Offering simple, effective strategies that build connection through fun, play, and empathy, Dr. Cohen helps parents • start from a place of warmth, compassion, and understanding•…    
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.99" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

All writers craft stories from their own life experience, and this epic tale is no exception. In the tales are hints of summer vacations to the Catskill Mountains; long days spent swimming in crystal clear lakes and playing amongst the tall pine, oak and maple trees. The oaks were of course an enchanted forest, the bird high in the green boughs Merlin?s own owl, Archimedes. For Larry grew up in New York City with a healthy, overactive imagination. At the age of five, the boy?s great-aunt Dorothy presented him with a copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. This was followed by A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin, and trips to the movies with his dad to see Fantasia, The Sword…    

Introduction: Scary, Fun, and Safe
Childhood Anxiety: Alert, Alarm, Assessment, and All Clear
The Second Chicken: Parenting with Empathy, Parenting for Confidence
Relaxation and Roughhousing: Anxiety and the Body
The Edge: Approach and Avoidance
Dr. Spock versus Mr. Spock: Emotion Expressed and Suppressed
"What If" versus "What Is": Challenging Anxious Thoughts
From Monsters under the Bed to Worry Soup: Tackling the Most Common Childhood Anxieties
Finding Joy: From Anxiety, Worry, and Fear to Connection and Trust