Play-Based Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety
Are your kids anxious? Afraid? Stressed out? They’re not alone. At any given time, our children are usually cycling between eight different worries—from school pressures to changes at home, scary headlines to social fears. Although anxiety is a natural part of life, without good coping skills it can often become overwhelming and lead to social, emotional, and physical struggles. Whether your children are having trouble dealing with the stresses of everyday life or experiencing clinical levels of anxiety, Generation Stressed provides sound advice and fun, highly effective play-based tools to help you and your kids manage the effects and develop healthy new strategies together.
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Available in paperback and ebook
$26.99 CAD / $17.99 USD
A practical, encouraging guide to help alleviate anxiety in your child
Based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Generation Stressed is packed with original, engaging, and effective exercises developed by Michele 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.
Practical and engaging, this easy-to-use book is backed by scientific research, clinical evidence, and personal experience. It’s a one-stop handbook you can use at home, on the road, or any time anxiety strikes.
Michele Kambolis (MA) is a Registered Clinical Counselor and parent educator recognized for her dedication to raising awareness about the needs of children and parents. Her CHI Kids School delivers many courses created for parents, children, and educators to unlock the power of play in building child resiliency. Michele writes a popular weekly parenting and advice column for the Vancouver Sun called “Parent Traps,” which runs across Canada in the Postmedia Network chain of newspapers. Michele integrates the power of attachment with science-based methods with the intention of helping to ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive.
Praise for Generation Stressed
“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
“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, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of The Conscious Parent
“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 Parenting With Presence
“Generation Stressed is a rich book full of useful, easy to implement ideas that can help mothers and fathers, grandparents and teachers solve problems and enrich the lives of children.”
Dr John Allan, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
“This practical and hopeful guide offers realistic and creative strategies for supporting the development of coping skills, confidence and resilience in anxious children. Michele Kambolis provides a comprehensive understanding of children’s stress and anxiety, and innovative, playful ways that parents can help.”
E. Jane Garland, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
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