This accessible guide offers a concise introduction to the science behind worry in children, summarising research from across psychology to explore the role of worry in a range of circumstances, from everyday worries to those that can seriously impact children’s lives. Wilson draws on theories from clinical, developmental and cognitive psychology to explain how children’s worry is influenced by both developmental and systemic factors, examining the processes involved in pathological worry in a range of childhood anxiety disorders. Covering topics including different definitions of worry, the influence of children’s development on worry, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in children, and the role parents play in children’s worry, this book offers a new model of worry in children with important implications for prevention and intervention strategies. Understanding Children’s Worry is valuable reading for students in clinical, educational and developmental psychology, and professionals in child mental health.
This book informs and enlighten health professionals on how the recognition of fearing women can change their episode of care during childbearing. It gives practical advice on the way women present to services and the challenges that this invokes. This work is the first of its kind aimed at clinicians to deconstruct ideology around childbearing myths and its challenges. The authors review the evidence that exists and how modern maternity systems are responding to fear and shaping healthcare. Whilst some worry and anxiety is expected and indeed considered normal during childbearing, it has been suggested that this has now proliferated to a degree of abnormal for many women. Why is that and how is this panic spread? Media portrayal of birth is suggested as unrealistic material and to show only that which is dramatic and horrific. This has been considered as one factor influencing modern women. Medicalisation, technology and demand upon services is another consequence of providing almost all maternity care in hospitals. Given that the majority of childbearing women are fit and healthy is this another causative factor? By removing women from their homes and families at such a vulnerable time has a serious consequence for how she will experience her greatest leap of faith into motherhood. All of these issues are explored and examined in the book with ideas and practical suggestions of what may be done to change this increasingly common problem. This book is intended at midwives and clinicians working in maternity settings.
Children’s Anxiety: A Contextual Approach provides an introduction to anxiety in children and teenagers, emphasising the importance of understanding the life circumstances of young people. The book provides an up-to-date account of research on the developmental, familial and social context of child anxiety, along with nine vibrant and detailed case studies illustrating the ways in which young people can be helped to deal with serious and complex anxiety problems. In order to begin to understand complex anxiety within children’s life circumstances Part One of the book provides the reader with a developmental framework for thinking about children’s anxiety. Part Two then presents nine in depth case studies, organised not by the type or nature of anxiety but by the context within which problematic anxiety can occur. Part Three acts as a summary of the key points emerging from the clinical case studies. This book will be essential reading for those working and training in the specialist field of child mental health, as well as community and hospital professionals working with children and young people, including teachers, doctors, social workers and nurses.
Crafted from a research project that lasted for three years, this book examines the impacts of China’s universal two-child policy under the lens of education and focuses specifically on early childhood. This book not only provides number projection, but also the prediction and judgment of the supply and demand of service resources in early childhood education. It attempts to reveal the attitudes and views of families and stakeholders on the universal two-child policy and present the public's policy requirements for the quality of early childhood education. In addition, it analyses possible problems and challenges in current kindergarten layouts and resources allocation. Lastly, it aims to provide references and bases for formulating the plan that adapts to changes of Chinese preschoolers, supply guarantee of future early childhood education and the construction of public service system. Offering rich insights into the current and future status of education in China, this text will be of interest to students, scholars, and researchers of sociology, early childhood education, contemporary China studies, East Asian educational practices and policy.
Why does my child seem to worry so much? Being the parent of a smart child is great—until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their imaginations ruin wild and experience fears beyond their years. So what can you do to help? In Why Smart Kids Worry, Allison Edwards guides you through the mental and emotional process of where your child's fears come from and why they are so hard to move past. Edwards focuses on how to parent a child who is both smart and anxious and brings her years of experience as a therapist to give you the answers to questions such as: •How do smart kids think differently? •Should I let my child watch the nightly news on TV? •How do I answer questions about terrorists, hurricanes, and other scary subjects? Edwards's fifteen specially designed tools for helping smart kids manage their fears will help you and your child work together to help him or her to become more relaxed and worry-free.
"To understand your eating, you first have to understand yourself. This easily-read book helps you to step back and discover what influences your eating habits." Dr Ian Campbell - Founder of the National Obesity Forum and medical consultant on ITV’s The Biggest Loser and Fat Chance "This valuable book makes sense of how food and eating may be misused and become entangled with emotions as a way of dealing with them." Dr Helena Fox - Clinical Psychiatrist for Channel 4’s Supersize vs Superskinny and for the eating disorders unit at Capio Nightingale Hospital "I have never read such an interesting and thought provoking book on eating disorders such as this. For practitioners reading this publication, I feel it illustrates successfully the clinical significance of the biopsychosocial aspects of eating disorders such as the role of the mother or caregiver (s), the environment of the patient's upbringing and how their self identity is later affected and challenged through self medicating with food or using food or lack of as punishment for their self perceived worthlessness." Dr H L E Garrod MBPsS, BA (Hons), MA, MSc, P Grad.Dip, D CounsPsych Chartered Counselling Psychologist "Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in understanding why diets do not work and how to move on from the pattern of emotional eating." Professor John McLeod - Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee Are you eating more than you should? Trapped in a constant cycle of dieting? Perpetually anxious about your weight, shape and size? Many of us fight an ongoing battle with food. Understanding Your Eating can help you if the way you use food bothers you and you feel it is beyond your control. Author Julia Buckroyd uses the term disordered eating rather than eating disorders, to reach out to everyone who is distressed and miserable about food. Understanding Your Eating will help you become more aware of your feelings towards food, understand your emotional eating, and explore the reasons behind your challenges, so that you can find other ways of managing your day-to-day experiences.
Child Anxiety Disorders, 2nd Edition, features sections on pharmacological and psychological interventions, sleep and anxiety disorders, and race, ethnic, and cultural factors in the area of childhood anxiety disorders.
This accessible guide offers a concise introduction to the science behind worry in children, summarising research from across psychology to explore the role of worry in a range of circumstances, from everyday worries to those that can seriously impact children's lives. Wilson draws on theories from clinical, developmental and cognitive psychology to explain how children's worry is influenced by both developmental and systemic factors, examining the processes involved in pathological worry in a range of childhood anxiety disorders. Covering topics including different definitions of worry, the influence of children's development on worry, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in children, and the role parents play in children's worry, this book offers a new model of worry in children with important implications for prevention and intervention strategies. Understanding Children's Worry is valuable reading for students in clinical, educational and developmental psychology, and professionals in child mental health.
Lessons from School Psychology presents practical advice and evidence-based strategies for school-based professionals and parents to utilize when dealing with challenging and worrisome behavior in children and adolescents. Structured around a series of timely topics facing schools today, chapters cover everything from bullying and racial incidents to substance abuse and suicide prevention. This unique resource integrates proven models and strategies from school psychology practice in an accessible format that highlights key takeaways and valuable lessons for teachers, counselors, social workers, administration, or anyone looking to help a young person in their life.
The contributions in this comprehensive volume represent research conducted over the past 10 years. Practical and clinically relevant developments; several measurement instruments for the assessment of worry at all points along the developmental continuum; specific management and treatment strategies including a particularly useful tactic for modifying pessimism in worriers are among the issues discussed.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Family & Relationships
At a time when teenage depression is escalating to worrisome levels, parents are alarmed to hear their children saying life is becoming too painful and not worth living. You Are Not Alone is an illuminating exposition on the inner dynamics of young people who are journeying through life challenges in a rapidly changing world of stressful situations rarely encountered a generation ago. While coping skills need to be re-examined, the ultimate goal in battling anxiety for these young people is not freedom from pain but a worthy, meaningful journey to adulthood. This appealing guidebook for parents, teachers and caregivers help give insight into adolescent depression and how to intervene to prevent the worst possible outcomes.
The teacher’s role is to create opportunities that intrinsically motivate children to externalize their thoughts. Human beings have multiple means of expression: this is powerful when children have the opportunity to have a real voice. The realities of children’s experiences in their local communities are powerful resources for the language curriculum and help to create an understanding of the value the languages and cultures of children and teachers bring from a multicultural perspective. Thus, teachers can help children develop their cultural and linguistic identities to promote multiculturalism, multilingualism, and translingualism so they can thrive in a complex and changing world. The Handbook of Research on Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Literacy Development approaches language and literacy development from a socio-cultural and linguistic perspective. This book offers global perspectives on language and literacy from international experts working with both children and educators. It offers readers a diversity of voices and experiences of professionals in the field that can inform their teaching and research. Covering topics such as critical literacy, emotional engagement, and multilingual resources, this major reference work is an indispensable resource for administrators and educators of both K-12 and higher education, pre-service teachers, teacher educators, biblio-therapists, librarians, researchers, and academicians.