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.
Why does my child seem to worry so much?
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 let their imaginations ruin wild and experience fears beyond their years. So what can you do to help?
In Why Smart Kids Worry, Allison Edwards guides you through the mental and emotional process of where your child's fears come from and why they are so hard to move past. Edwards focuses on how to parent a child who is both smart and anxious and brings her years of experience as a therapist to give you the answers to questions such as:
?How do smart kids think differently?
?Should I let my child watch the nightly news on TV?
?How do I answer questions about terrorists, hurricanes, and other scary subjects?
Edwards's fifteen specially designed tools for helping smart kids manage their fears will help you and your child work together to help him or her to become more relaxed and worry-free.