Parents With an Anxious Child
Anxiety is mysterious. It has more faces than Johnny Depp. Take some time to learn about it. You don’t have to be an expert, but it helps to demystify it. The first thing I would suggest is read a couple books. I’m listing several that I think would be good summaries. There are a LOT of books available on anxiety. Some of them are excellent. I’ve read a lot of them but not even close to all of them. If you know of some good resources, please let me know.
For a general overview of anxiety in kids I would suggest:
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ron Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham and Heidi Lynchan
Worried No More – Second Edition: Help and Hope for Anxious Children by Aureen Wagner
For information on exposure:
For information on OCD:
For information on Panic:
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook by David Barlow and Michelle Craske
Don’t Panic Third Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks by Reid Wilson
For information on Social Anxiety:
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Gillian Butler (I haven’t read this one but I think it is probably a good explanation and guide.
I hope some of these resources help you and your child