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The Worried Child

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Paul Foxman, PhD
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Jan 01, 2004
Hunter House
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Did you know....

  • The seeds of anxiety - the most common emotional disorder in the United States - are sown in childhood
  • Anxiety in children can cause sleep disturbance and stomach upset, school avoidance, learning problems, social relationship problems, and many other dfficulties

Drawing on over thirty years of practice and on personal anxiety experiences that go back to his own childhood, Dr. Paul Foxman has written a clear, well-documented, and deeply-felt book for adults who want to help. Part I discusses normal anxiety, anxiety disorders, and the personality traits of anxious children. Part II addresses the role of parents, schools, and society in contributing to children's anxiety. Additional chapters discuss the impact of terrorism, war, and the media. Part III gives sources of help: psychotherapy, medication, and alternative and complementary therapies.

Do you want to know...

  • How anxiety manifests itself at different ages
  • How to increase bonding and security, and thus reduce children's anxiety
  • How to communicate effectively and discipline children without creating anxiety
  • How to manage the impact of TV and movies, the Internet, and video games
  • The best ways to discuss drugs, alchohol, and sexuality with your children

This book as the answers to your questions. Throughout, there are concrete suggestions and guidance for parents. An appendix provides ideas for teachers and school administrators, and a special chapter for young people discusses how they can help themselves.



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Vermont Center for Anxiety Care

Paul Foxman, PhD, has led hundreds of workshops throughout the US and Canada, and he has appeared on television and radio as an expert on the topic anxiety. His books include The Clinician’s Guide to Anxiety Disorders in Kids & Teens (PESI, 2016), Dancing with Fear (Hunter House, 2007) and award-winning The Worried Child (Hunter House, 2004). He also co-authored a casebook, Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (with Glatzer) (Hunter House, 2002). Dr. Foxman’s most recent book, Traumas and Triumphs, was published in 2022. Dr. Foxman is known for his knowledge and clarity, sense of humor, compassion, and engaging speaking style.

Dr. Foxman is a clinical psychologist, as well as founder and director of the Vermont Center for Anxiety Care. In 1985, he co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, VT, now flourishing from kindergarten through high school. Dr. Foxman has over 40 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice.

Dr. Foxman’s education includes Yale University (BA in Psychology), Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (PhD in Clinical Psychology), and training at the Department of Psychiatry of Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville, and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Paul Foxman is the founder and director of the Vermont Center for Anxiety Care. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Foxman receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Paul Foxman is a member of the Vermont Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.


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