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Anxious kids with Michael Grose and Dr Jodi Richardson

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Racing heart, difficulty breathing, persistent worry, lack of concentration, avoiding difficult situations – this is anxiety, and children are experiencing it in unprecedented numbers.
Our kids are in the midst of an anxiety epidemic. It’s estimated 500,000 Australian children and 117 million children worldwide suffer from an anxiety disorder.* Symptoms of anxiety can start as early as four years old, and it’s impairing their ability to enjoy the world.
Bestselling author Michael Grose [Why First-Borns Rule the World] and leading researcher and educator Dr Jodi Richardson have the answers. Anxious Kids, written by Michael and Jodi, is the ultimate handbook for coping with your child’s anxiety. Anxious Kids will give you strategies and techniques to help your child manage anxiety, and thrive.
'The difference you are going to make to the life of your anxious child will become more apparent as you read on…'
Using evidence-based methods, Michael and Jodi demonstrate the crucial role of parents in managing anxiety such as:

  • How stress and anxiety are contagious, and how your child can ‘catch’ it from you
  • The impact of FOMO – why our kids are always connected, but never more lonely
  • How to explain anxiety to your kids with scripts
  • How to recognise when normal anxiety becomes a disorder
  • How to develop resilience

Michael Grose is one of Australia’s leading parenting and educational writers and speakers. He is the author of nine books for parents, including the best-selling Why First-Borns Rule the World, which has sold more than 23,000 copies.
Dr Jodi Richardson is an expert on anxiety having lived it and studied it. She has spent more than 25 years in the field of health, wellbeing, clinical practice, elite sport and education.


Last Updated:
Wednesday 17 April 2019
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