Anxiety is rampant in society in general and among children in particular. Written by Registered Clinical Counselor and national parenting columnist Michele Kambolis, Generation Stressed explains the causes and effects of anxiety in children and equips concerned parents with an array of highly effective play-based tools with which to help their anxious child. Based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this easy-to-use handbook is packed with original, engaging, and effective exercises developed by Kambolis to help parents alleviate the symptoms of anxiety in their children, bolstered by the power of parent-child attachment. Kambolis blends sound theory, practical intervention techniques, and clinical expertise with a warm, encouraging, and conversational tone of voice that parents will find instantly relatable.
"A comprehensive guide to help your child shift from anxiety to empowerment. Filled with play-based, concrete strategies and life-affirming tools. Michele Kambolis gives parents a wonderful tool to help them heal their children’s inner worlds." —Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist and Author of The Conscious Parent
"This tremendously accessible book introduces the fundamental aspects of mental health in children and provides excellent scientifically sound techniques to gently facilitate optimal growth. A wonderful addition to any family’s library." —Mayim Bialik, PhD, actress and author of Beyond the Sling
"Michele Kambolis’ guide, Generation Stressed, is filled with practical suggestions and activities that parents can use to help anxious children adjust more successfully to the stressors of life. A terrific and timely contribution!" —Susan Stiffelman, MFT, author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and the upcoming, Parenting With Presence