Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children
Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons take the worry out of worrying with Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children. With the attitude that childhood should be a time for carefree play and exploration, Wilson and Lyons focus on helping parents get children past paralyzing bouts of worry with a powerful, yet approachable, step-by-step plan. Whether kids are simply afraid to attend Fourth of July fireworks or too scared even to go to school in the morning, Wilson and Lyons have the solution.
With a combined 50 years of experience combating anxiety, and many years as parents themselves, Wilson and Lyons are not only qualified, but committed to helping families move past their children’s worrying. Wilson is a licensed psychologist, director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice.
Each chapter includes a “Time to Take Action” section with easy, practical ways to confront and combat children’s anxiety and many chapters also include a “Just for Parents” section as well, which helps parents examine how their own behaviors and worries affect their children. Action, not avoidance, is the key to beating anxiety in children and Wilson and Lyons never leave us wondering what the next step is.