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Excellent Book for Parents and Clinicians
on 25 July 2013
This book is the best I have come across for working with parents of anxious children. I work as a clinical psychologist and use this book with my colleagues to run a group for parents. They all find the book and the ideas within it extremely helpful, and we have seen many family make big changes based on the ideas here.
I have also recommended this book to many other clinicians who have found it invaluable.
One of my favourite aspects of the book is the 'anxiety dance' i.e. the subtle and not so subtle actions and reactions that parents and children perform in the face of anxiety. This metaphor helps enormously and parents find it a helpful way to look at the relationship patterns between them and their child that are inadvertently keeping difficulties going.
This book is compassionate, non-blaming, easy to read - an absolute gem.