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Anxiety Coach

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ANXIETY COACH by Stephen P.H. Whiteside was a compassionate, enlightening guide to anxiety in children. In clear, straightforward prose, Whiteside offers insight into exposure therapy as a mean for children to face their fears and overcome them, enabling children and the people who love them to grow strong and dare greatly. His book is practical, hands-on, and well worth the read. I received a copy of this book and these opinions are my own, unbiased thoughts.

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The book gave some interesting insights on anxiety in children and getting the root / type of what the type of anxiety or anxieties might be. Felt the definitions for ADHD and ASD were outdated, generalization that didn’t discuss the complexity of each and lead to misinterpretation of the type of anxiety. Appreciated the extremely detailed examples of types of anxiety or multiple scenarios to help problem solve.

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I read this book immediately on the heels of one about emotional intelligence and I think it was a perfect pairing. Anxiety afflicts all of us at one time or another and the ability to thoughtfully approach children and teach them how to cope with their anxiety is incredibly valuable. I will definitely use the information in this book with my own children, in hopes that they will gain the skills and support to manage their anxiety before they reach adulthood. I appreciate NetGalley and the publisher for providing a digital ARC. My honest review is my own opinion.

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This book is an excellent resource for anyone curious about anxiety in children.
The information and tips in the book helped me understand my own adult anxiety even better.
I feel better equipped to identify and work toward treatment options for anxiety symptoms in my children.

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I wish this book had existed when I was a child! So many children are misdiagnosed or labeled as "disobedient" rather than having parents that stop and understand how their child feels. Being neurodivergent is never a bad thing, yet we are taught that something is wrong with us from a young age due to misunderstandings of how being neurodivergent operates.

This books offers insight into how to understand your child, communicate with your child, and support them in navigating the stresses of anxiety/phobias/ocd.

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Who hasn't been in the hell of anxiety - he can't even understand what it is about. This book is commendable because it does not insist primarily on medication. Anxious people first of all need support and understanding for their turbulent conditions that they themselves cannot explain. I recommend the book to a wider audience because anxiety does not choose when to attack.

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