Growing Up Brave

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-08-28
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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With social and academic pressures at an all-time high, one in five children today suffers from a diagnosed anxiety disorder and many others go undiagnosed. More children than ever are being prescribed psychotropic drugs. In GROWING UP BRAVE, nationally recognized childhood anxiety expert Dr. Donna Pincus demonstrates that excessive anxiety is manageable and even preventable when parents learn how to identify and understand it and respond by using convenient and simple parenting techniques. The book's effective tools teach parents: - how to promote a warm, secure attachment with their child in only five minutes a day -develop routines that help ward off anxiety -implement Dr. Pincus's "bravery ladder" -and much more. GROWING UP BRAVE is an empowering and valuable guide that will leave parents equipped to help their child regain confidence and happiness.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Understanding Childhood Anxiety
The Brave Child
Learning to Cope with the Range of Human Emotionsp. 11
What's Normal, What's Not
Decoding Childhood Emotions, Fears, and Anxietiesp. 27
The Attentive Parent
How Parent-Child Interaction Styles Affect Anxietyp. 51
Daily Routines that Ward Off Anxiety
Five-Minutes-a-Day Time
A Simple Strategy to Set the Stage for Brave Behaviorp. 73
Managing Bedtime
The Benefits of a Consistent Sleep Patternp. 101
Strategies to Lessen Anxiety and Promote Bravery
The Cycle of Anxiety
A Three-Component Modelp. 121
Examining Anxious Thoughts
One Step in Breaking the Cyclep. 127
Accepting Physical Feelings
Learning about the Bodyp. 151
Changing Avoidant Behaviors
The Power of Parental Reinforcementp. 171
The Bravery Ladder
Step by Step to Successp. 181
Halfway to Adulthood
Combating the Fears of Adolescencep. 217
Special Considerations
Growing Up Brave Through the Years
Finding Professional Help, Using Medications, Maintaining Progressp. 245
Acknowledgmentsp. 257
Notesp. 261
Indexp. 263
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