Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help (Paperback)
"Therapist Edwards brings profound insight into the minds of gifted, anxious children in this parent-friendly handbook" — Publishers Weekly, STARRED
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 experience fears beyond their years. And parents are left asking, why does my child worry so much?
In this practical parenting resource, Allison Edwards guides you through the mental and emotional porcess of where your child's fears come from and why they are so hard to move past. For emotionally intelligent, observant, and inquisitive children who want to overcome anxiety, and for parents looking for a kid-friendly toolkit, Why Smart Kids Worry is the perfect resource that gives answers to questions such as:
- How do smart kids think differently
- What is the root of my child's anxiety and how can we overcome it?
- Should I let my child watch th enightly news on TV?
- How do I answer questions about terrorist, hurricanes, and other scary subjects?
Edwards' fifteen specially designed tools help smart kids manage their fears, anxieties, and become more worry-free.
About the Author
Allison Edwards is a Licensed Professional Counselor and registered Play Therapist with specialized training in working with children, adolescents, and families. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State and a Master's degree in couseling from Vanderbilt University.. She is an adjunct professor in the Human Development Counseling Program at Vanderbilt University, and she maintains full-time private practice with children of all ages.
"As a parent with anxiety as well as a child with anxiety, this was a really great manual...The combination of information as well as practical use make this book something that will help a wide array of families searching for help. " — Jessica Chiles
"Therapist Edwards brings profound insight into the minds of gifted, anxious children in this parent-friendly handbook...Fifteen tools for parents and children to use together offer practical approaches to teaching coping skills and emotional competence, and will work well for any child with anxiety. Parents will be comforted by Edwards's analysis, which frames children's worrying as a manageable challenge." — Publishers Weekly-STARRED
"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." — Book News Inc.
"As a psychologist who works with children, I can honestly say this will be one book I will be adding to my borrowing library for parents to read. I have already recommended it to several of the families I am currently working with. Well worth a read for parents as well as professionals. " — Kerry Marsh, LibraryThing
"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." — Book News, Inc.