Here is hope and healing for the “shell-shocked” child.
Drawing on over thirty years of practice and on personal anxiety experiences that go back to his own childhood, Dr. Paul Foxman has written a clear, well-documented and deeply felt book for adults who want to help. The Worried Child shows that anxiety is preventable — or can at least be minimized — by raising children’s self-confidence and increasing social and self-control skills. Written for parents and anyone dealing with children, this guide provides detailed lists, skill exercises, sample dialogues and case studies and also covers the importance of adequate rest, sleep and exercise.
Part I discusses normal anxiety, anxiety disorders, and the personality of anxious children. Part II addresses the role of parents, schools, and society in contributing to children’s anxiety. Additional chapters discuss the impact of terrorism and war, and the media. Part III gives sources of help: psychotherapy, medication, and alternative and complementary therapies. --- from the publisher