What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids

What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids

by James J. Crist Ph.D.


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From a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. They’ll find out where fears and worries come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they can’t manage on their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575421537
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2004
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 444,808
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Dr. James J. Crist is a psychologist specializing in children with ADHD, depression, and anxiety disorders. He is the Clinical Director and a Staff Psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he provides psychological testing and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.

Table of Contents

Part 1Getting to Know Your Fears and Worries6
Chapter 1Kinds of Fears and Worries7
Chapter 2Where Do Fears and Worries Come from?15
Chapter 3Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers22
Chapter 4Going Further: Pencil and Paper Exercises43
Part 2Getting Help for Hard-to-Handle Problems54
Chapter 5When Fears Are Out of Control (Phobias)55
Chapter 6Fear of Being Away from Family Grown-ups (Separation Anxiety)64
Chapter 7Constant Worrying for Months at a Time (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)73
Chapter 8Fear That Stops You in Your Tracks (Panic Attacks)79
Chapter 9Thoughts and Actions You Just Can't Stop (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)87
Chapter 10Stress and Fear from a Terrible Memory (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)98
Chapter 11How Experts Can Help106
A Note to Grown-ups114
About the Author123

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What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think people and me might like this book
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mimi86 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very helpful. Not only is it an interactive book it is written for the child. There are hands on activities, stories from other children, advice and scenarios. This is all on a chapter to chapter basis, so you work on one area at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute book! Self help book for young kids to help them answer questions in there daily life and how to handle different situations. Cute Book!