A good book for an anxious kid's mom.
September 30, 2013 11:33 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend a book or two about dealing with a very anxious pre-teen?
posted by CrazyLemonade to grab bag (6 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My sister is having some issues with her 9 year old daughter. My niece, who used to be very easygoing with a lot of things, is now showing a lot of anxiety, for example about going to parties, about dealing with girlfriends, about staying home (with a nanny) when parents go out to dinner, about what to eat, etc.
My niece reminds me of myself at that same age, and it took my mom a long time to address my anxiety when I was a kid, but now my sister wants to tackle this a lot sooner in her kid. She's just started seeing a therapist. I have benefited a lot from books about CBT, specially Feeling Good
which was a MeFi recommendation. I'm wondering if any of you have a good book about dealing with anxiety and irrational thoughts in children or pre-teens. Extra points if we can get it on Amazon.