Offering advice for parents on understanding children's anxieties, this book presents imaginative ways to help children overcome common fears such as fear of the dark, fear of animals, and fear of being alone. Drawn on are case studies that help parents recognize fear symptoms, and use games to build confidence. Parents learn how children's anxieties are caused, and how to deal with both appropriate and inappropriate fears. Also included is information designed for children's use that addresses three primary sources of fear and offers success stories of children who have conquered their fears, and a checklist of ideas for defeating fears that can be individually tailored to suit each child. Also provided is advice for parents in relation to fear symptoms in their children and an outline of how children's anxieties are caused. This book shows how to recognize and deal with both appropriate and inappropriate fears, and how to avoid approaches that can exacerbate the problem.
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Published September 1, 2003
by Finch Publishing.
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