Why Smart Kids Worry
And What Parents Can Do to HelpBook - 2013
Offers parents help in dealing with a precocious child's anxieties by discussing the mental and emotional process of where children's fears come from and why they sometimes have trouble moving past them.
This light, well-organized guide from licensed professional counselor and play therapist Edwards (Vanderbilt U.) offers parents suggestions for helping their children to overcome anxiety stemming from precocious intelligence. The book begins by describing various modes of intelligence, and the way that early development of certain abilities can lead to worry when children comprehend complex or serious concepts without adequate objectivity or emotional coping skills. The concepts of inward and outward processing of feelings are introduced, and strategies given for dealing with children acting-out as a result of anxiety, as well as helping children to develop their emotional intelligence and answering tough questions when asked. The final third of the book is a section entitled "tools" giving specific procedures that parents can use in response to difficult situations. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A one-of-a-kind guidebook on how to help smart kids cope with anxiety
A dynamic book that explains how smart kids think and why they worry like they do, this practical guidebook provides parents with relief, empowerment, and solutions. With ten practical tools for parents to use with their own smart, anxious children, Why Smart Kids Worry explains the thought processes behind common worries and gives clear answers to difficult questions like "When will I die?", "Is global warming real?", and "What if I don't get into college?"
Professional counselor and play therapist Allison Edwards gives parents all the tools they need to help soothe the fears of even the most anxious child.
"Therapist Edwards brings profound insight into the minds of gifted, anxious children in this parent-friendly handbook" — Publishers Weekly, STARRED
Being the parent of a smart child is great?until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often experience fears beyond their years. And parents are left asking, why does my child worry so much?
In this practical parenting resource, Allison Edwards guides you through the mental and emotional porcess of where your child's fears come from and why they are so hard to move past. For emotionally intelligent, observant, and inquisitive children who want to overcome anxiety, and for parents looking for a kid-friendly toolkit, Why Smart Kids Worry is the perfect resource that gives answers to questions such as:
- How do smart kids think differently
- What is the root of my child's anxiety and how can we overcome it?
- Should I let my child watch the nightly news on TV?
- How do I answer questions about terrorist, hurricanes, and other scary subjects?
Edwards' fifteen specially designed tools help smart kids manage their fears, anxieties, and become more worry-free.
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