A one-of-a-kind guidebook on how to help smart kids cope with anxiety
A dynamic book that explains how smart kids think and why they worry like they do, this practical guidebook provides parents with relief, empowerment, and solutions. With ten practical tools for parents to use with their own smart, anxious children, Why Smart Kids Worry explains the thought processes behind common worries and gives clear answers to difficult questions like "When will I die?", "Is global warming real?", and "What if I don't get into college?"
Professional counselor and play therapist Allison Edwards gives parents all the tools they need to help soothe the fears of even the most anxious child.
"As a psychologist who works with children, I can honestly say this will be one book I will be adding to my borrowing library for parents to read. I have already recommended it to several of the families I am currently working with. Well worth a read for parents as well as professionals. " - Kerry Marsh, LibraryThing
"Therapist Edwards brings profound insight into the minds of gifted, anxious children in this parent-friendly handbook...Fifteen tools for parents and children to use together offer practical approaches to teaching coping skills and emotional competence, and will work well for any child with anxiety. Parents will be comforted by Edwards's analysis, which frames children's worrying as a manageable challenge." - Publishers Weekly-STARRED
"As a parent with anxiety as well as a child with anxiety, this was a really great manual...The combination of information as well as practical use make this book something that will help a wide array of families searching for help. " - Jessica Chiles
"This light, well-organized guide from licensed professional counselor and play therapist Edwards (Vanderbilt U.) offers parents suggestions for helping their children to overcome anxiety stemming from precocious intelligence." - Book News Inc.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st November 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.3