When the world feels like a scary place : essential conversations for anxious parents & worried kids

by Gewirtz, Abigail H.,

Format: Print Book 2020
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"A terrific book for parents who want to know how to talk about difficult, emotional issues with children."--Nancy Eisenberg, Regents' Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University

​Includes how to talk to your kids about COVID-19.

In a lifesaving guide for parents, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz shows how to use the most basic tool at your disposal--conversation--to give children real help in dealing with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by problems in the world, from active shooter drills to climate change.

But it's not just how to talk to your kids, it's also what to say: The heart of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place is a series of conversation scripts--with actual dialogue, talking points, prompts, and insightful asides--that are each age-appropriate and centered around different issues. Along the way are tips about staying calm in an anxious world; the way children react to stress, and how parents can read the signs; and how parents can make sure that their own anxiety doesn't color the conversation. Talking and listening are essential for nurturing resilient, confident, and compassionate children. And conversation will help you manage your anxieties too, offering a path of wholeness and security for everyone in the family.

"Remarkable... Compelling advice illustrated with memorable case examples."--Ann S. Masten, PhD, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In her first book, professor and researcher Gewirtz tackles what every parent is currently wondering: how to talk to their children about the things in life we cannot control. She begins by asking parents to look closely at how they manage their emotions as this in turn affects the way children handle their own. She teaches parents how to be effective "emotional coaches" by practicing emotion regulation and identification, active listening, problem solving, and limit setting. Finally, Gewirtz describes how conversations with our children are the "best antidote" to a stressful and sometimes scary world. With this in mind the final chapters give examples of both planned and unplanned conversations to have with children about violence, natural disasters and climate change, technology, social justice, societal divisions, and the current coronavirus pandemic. Teaching children how to identify and respond to emotions from toddler to teenage years is a fundamental part of parenting. When the World Feels Like a Scary Place is a much-needed resource to help families navigate anxiety in an uncertain world."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Worry in children.
Fear in children.
Conversation -- Children.
Publisher New York :2020
Language English
Notes "Includes how to talk to your kids about COVID-19"--Cover.
Description viii, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-290) and index.
ISBN 9781523508310
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