Stressed out over seeing your child struggling with anxiety? Want to help your child or teen feel better? Here are three powerful ways to lower your child's or teen's anxiety:
For persistent and more serious anxiety concerns, see a qualified health care professional.
Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein is a psychologist with over twenty-two years’ experience specializing in child, adolescent, couples, and family therapy. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and completed his post doctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania Counseling Center. He has appeared twice on the Today Show, Court TV as an expert advisor, CBS eyewitness news Philadelphia, 10! Philadelphia—NBC and public radio. Dr. Bernstein has authored four books, including the highly popular 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child (Perseus Books, 2006), 10 Days to Less Distracted Child (Perseus Books 2007), Liking the Child You Love (Perseus Books 2009) and Why Can’t You Read My Mind?(Perseus Books 2003).
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Sources and further information:
The chapter Understanding Anxiety from The Feeling Good Handbook (David Burns)
Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens (John March)
American Psychological Association (www.apa.org)
Treatments That Work With Children (Chrisopherson & Mortweet, 2001)