A certain degree of worry is normal. It serves as self-protection. However, when worry gets out of control and causes a child to become overly fearful, anxious, and stressed, parents must find ways to help their child cope. In the past year, with the horrors of September 11, more children appear more worried about issues related to safety and life events. This book by Drs. Goldstein, Hagar, and Brooks provides a seven step program that parents can use to help their children worry less. Parents are educated about the nature of worry, how to recognize when children require help, the importance of creating a “worry less” plan, and ways to strengthen a child’s coping strategies in order to reduce worry and build self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
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