The Fear Fix: Solutions For Every Child's Moments Of Worry, Panic and Fear Paperback – Sept. 17 2013
About the Author
SARAH CHANA RADCLIFFE practices psychology and is the author of Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice as well as six books on Jewish family life and emotional well-being. She is a weekly columnist for Family First magazine and is regularly interviewed by traditional and online media across Canada, including Today's Parent and ParentsCanada.com. She lives in Toronto.
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- Publisher : Collins (Sept. 17 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 144341591X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1443415910
- Item weight : 476 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.23 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #633,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Emphasizing the importance of listening empathically and responding in such a way that the child feels heard, not dismissed or trivialized, she guides parents in finding their own state of calm through practices such as breathing in such a way as to slow the body and mind. The calm parent can then teach these skills to the child.
To help children cope with life, parents have to come from a calm place themselves, says the author. "In doing so, you'll bring your child home to his own calm, equipped and centered place - the safest place on earth."
Mary K. Armstrong, author of Confessions of a Trauma Therapist: A Memoir of Healing and Transformation.
I've also written a much longer review, providing some details of what's included in the book: [...]
Instead of saying “Don’t be afraid its not dangerous…..and seeing the panic arise in their bodies I now know to give them facts about how to respond to their fear if their fear materialized. My kids now know what to do if they get a bee sting. My 4 year old son before going to bed locks the front door to ensure no robbers can come in. My daughter 5 year old daughter knows how to turn off the cd player( I never fully got that fear.) and how the electric locks work in our car(afraid of getting locked in). For three months my kids were not able to fall asleep due to bad dreams. I incorporated EFT in to their nightly routine for one month and all their bad dreams miraculously disappeared (I did this on my two year old also). This book has really changed the atmosphere in our house from panic to harmony and empowerment. Thank you for writing such a book!!!
I do no know of another book on children's anxiety that offers the wide range of innovative solutions for fear, worry and stress suggested by The Fear Fix. As a parent and therapist, I intend to use this book as an important resource.