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Anxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child's self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one's fears.



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Bonnie Zucker

Dr. Bonnie Zucker is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland. She received her doctoral degree from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and her Masters degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. In her practice, Dr. Zucker specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults and utilizes a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach. Additionally, she integrates family systems work and helps parents learn the most appropriate responses to their child's anxiety disorder. Her books, Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children & Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD, are modeled after her treatment methods. Dr. Zucker regularly conducts trainings on CBT for anxiety for mental health professionals.



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