Dr. Tamar Chansky, provided two very important things in this book that countless therapists and Doctors over the years have been unable to give me and my child. The first is hope and the second and most important is a very clear and easy to understand guide on how to cope with, manage and possibly overcome anxiety.
The list of interventions we have tried with my child is VERY long, and nothing provided any sort of relief. Because of this we were both pretty skeptical about the book but we were not even through the second chapter when I started to feel excited and hopeful and by chapter 4? I was in tears. As a mom, I want my child to feel comfortable exploring the world and his anxiety had not allowed for that and my pleas for someone to help him find a way to cope seemed to fall on many, many, well educated deaf ears.
My son and I have been working on the techniques in the book and the child who has been completely unable to keep it together in spaces that are too loud, too crowded, new or different recently sat through an entire Christmas play in a very crowded auditorium using what he has learned in this book, and he was completely ok!! Simply amazing!!
Not only do I HIGHLY recommend this book to every parent who has a child struggling with anxiety but I firmly believe that every teacher, pediatrician and mental health professional across the board that works with children should make it a point to read this book as soon as possible.
I received a free copy of the book from Blogging for books for my honest review, and for this particular opportunity I can not thank them enough!
If you love a child with anxiety, you can get a copy here, I would love to hear what you think!