• Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

  • 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children
  • By: Lynn Lyons, Reid Wilson PhD
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

By: Lynn Lyons,Reid Wilson PhD
Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
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How do you manage a child who gets stomachaches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child's worry and avoidance. This audiobook exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns-including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, while offering exercises and techniques to change both the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving.

©2013 Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons (P)2014 Tantor

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Enlightening

This book turned my understanding of anxiety upside down. Using the methods described, my daughter has in just a few weeks shown remarkable progress with her anxiety. I definitely recommend this book if you have anxiety in your family.

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Best book on the Anxiety, period

Where does Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is not a story. It is non-fiction. Nethertheless, the reading is winsome and easy to follow. This is one of the top 5 non-fictions books I've heard on Audible.

What other book might you compare Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents to and why?

There are a myriad of books on anxiety (and OCD, GAD, worry, etc). Running Scared, by Ed Welch (I believe) is also excellent. Talking Back to OCD is good too (can't remember the author). I've read many, both for personal edification and to work with others.This book, though titled for parents and kids, applies to anyone who has dealt with any kind of anxiety disorder, so it rushes to the front of the line. The authors make a coherent case for a tested, hopeful, and successful approach to dealing with life-dominating anxiety, no matter what its cause.

Which character – as performed by Paul Costanzo – was your favorite?

No characters, non-fiction

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If you, or anyone you know, struggles with anxiety (be it OCD, GAD, excessive worry, or anything else), get this book to him or her. One reading through will help, but remember, this book contains practical help that is used with people over weeks and months. Better still, listen or read the book several times to get a firm understanding of the principles and tools offered. Practice what you read. If you need a counselor to help, find one that uses a similar approach.This is a book of great hope, competently written.

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Excellent Book

Well written. Practical and realistic tips. The additional workbook is a great tool. I will recommend the book to many parents.

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How do you relate to anxiety?

This book gives great tips on how to reframe your relationship with your own anxiety, and how to teach your anxious kid how to do the same. Definitely worth a read if you have a child prone to anxious thoughts.

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An Outstanding Book

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents is an outstanding resource for parents and professionals looking to overcome the difficulties anxiety can cause within the family for both parents and kids.

The authors blend research, therapeutic experience, skills, and real life in a manageable presentation. I will be recommending this book often.

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Too Repetitive

The repetition was not unlike Dora the Explorer. Some good information but with drawn out, boring delivery.

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Great book

I can’t wait to start working on our anxieties!!! I know this will work for us and anyone wanting to change by small daily changes 🌷

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Worry is normal

I learned so much that has and will continue to help my family. What resonated with me the most is the worry is normal. It’s how you handle the worry and be the boss of the worry that makes a difference.

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This book makes sense!

Loved this book and cannot wait to get started on helping my child. A must read for anxiety

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