Parenting Anxious Kids: Understanding Anxiety in Children by Age and Stage (Paperback)
The complete CBT-based guide for parenting kids with anxiety
Do you suspect your child may have anxiety? While it's normal for children of all ages to experience fears and worries, if your child's anxiety interferes with their daily life, it's time to get some help. Parenting Anxious Kids is an accessible, research-based guide for parents that is filled with actionable steps to help your child conquer their anxiety—and a must-have parenting tool in a world where kids' anxieties and fears are increasing.
Utilizing clinically proven cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, Parenting Anxious Kids provides parents with the tools they need to support their children without asking them to become their kids' therapist. Author and clinical psychologist Regine Galanti guides parents to help their children grow into resilient, independent, and healthy adults. This book includes:
- A guide to childhood anxiety based on developmental stages
- Assessments to help parents differentiate unhealthy and problematic anxiety from normal, transitional anxiety
- CBT skills related to parenting styles that foster brave, well-adapted children
- Guidance on how parents can support brave behavior as early as toddlerhood, including how to model positive approaches to anxiety
- And more!
Anxiety in children is manageable —the most important thing is to get started right away so your child doesn't miss out on relationships, activities, and all the things that make being a kid fun! Parenting Anxious Kids is the perfect resource to help your child become their best self and learn how to manage anything life throws their way.
Regine Galanti, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who focuses on helping children and teens with anxiety. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and has expertise in treating obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, parenting, and behavioral problems. She is the founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology where she brings warmth, sensitivity, and a problem-solving approach to her practice. She specializes in effective, short-term treatments that work for anxiety and related disorders, including exposure therapy.
Dr. Galanti lives in Long Island, New York, with her husband and three daughters. They all get anxious sometimes, but that's okay.
"This book is an incredible gift for parents. Regine Galanti writes as someone who knows what you're going through and knows how to help. Parenting Anxious Kids belongs in the hands of every parent with an anxious child." — Seth Gillihan, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of The CBT Flip Chart for Kids
"A well-written and down-to-earth how-to manual. The descriptions of the different anxieties for each age group are especially helpful. Concrete CBT strategies help parents deal with children's fears, and—just as important—show moms and dads how to not feed the worries!" — Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, bestselling author of 1-2-3 Magic and The Best Moms Don’t Do it All
"In these anxious times, Dr. Galanti’s book, Parenting Anxious Kids, sends an empowering message and crystal-clear steps and directions for every age and stage: Children can learn how to overcome anxious thoughts and behaviors and build inner resilience, and parents are the very ones to guide them through that process." — Tamar Chansky, author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
"Psychologist Galanti delivers a cogent manual for helping children cope with anxiety... A thoughtful handbook on how parents can prepare children to handle emotional distress." — Publishers Weekly
"This very practical, accessible book will be welcomed by parents trying to help their children ease into independence at any age." — Booklist