Helping Your Anxious Teen
Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Fear, Stress, and Worry
By Sheila Achar Josephs
Parenting a teen is tough work, but parenting a teen with anxiety is especially challenging. Written by a
psychologist and expert on adolescent anxiety, this essential book will show you how your own behavior can
either help or exacerbate your teen's anxiety, and outlines specific skills you can use to support your teen.
The teen years are a time of remarkable change, and teens who struggle with stress and anxiety can have an especially difficult time. Furthermore, as a parent, you may be so worried and frustrated yourself that your efforts to help your teen cope with anxiety may end up backfiring and make the situation even worse. Wouldn't it help if there was a guide on what to do, and what not to do, to help your anxious teen?
This powerful book, based on cutting-edge research and cognitive behavioral strategies, will help you develop the know-how to effectively manage teen anxiety. You'll learn the best ways to support your teen in overcoming problematic thinking and fears, discover how your reactions can unwittingly fuel your teen's worries, and explore how life changes influence your teen's anxiety, as well as how to manage anxiety-related physical and psychological distress.
Understanding your teen's anxiety, how it impacts you and the rest of the family, and how your own responses can influence it are key to learning how to help your teen manage anxious thoughts and feelings and succeed in life. With Helping Your Anxious Teen, you'll have a wealth of research-backed strategies to lead you in being an effective anxiety coach for your teen.
Sheila A. Josephs, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and anxiety expert with over twenty years of experience helping kids, teens, families, and adults. She is founder of Princeton Cognitive Therapy, a practice specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety. She also enjoys presenting workshops on teen stress and resilience for parents and clinicians. www.princetoncognitivetherapy.com
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23 Feb 2017
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