Kids are back at school and so is the test anxiety monster
A practical guide to tech your child to Tame the Test Anxiety Monster
Taipei, Taiwan, the date 2012 – It is crucial that children learn to control their stress over exams and tests before it becomes a crippling problem. This new eBook by acclaimed parenting expert and counselor Katherine Gordy Levine, provides a no-nonsense five step program that will have the test anxiety monster shackled for good.
First, the author explains what anxiety is, the role of fear and anxiety in our lives, and when parents should be concerned. She then goes on to provide five straight-forward steps, clearly explained, that parents can learn and then teach to their children, so that they can overcome their anxiety. These steps involve Emotional Fitness Training exercises—exercises that help to control negative emotions instead of letting them control actions.
"Children are very attuned to parental feelings. You may not think you are anxious, but every parent has some anxiety about a child’s school success. You need to take the time to learn and practice the exercises in this book before teaching them to your children. Doing so will have the bonus of improving your ability to be a more relaxed and confident parent, which is good for you and all of your family."
The promise of the book is that learning and practicing these exercises will enable parents and their children to take charge of anxiety. Although the book is targeted at beating the anxiety associated with school exams, the exercises and skills are applicable to almost any situation that results in anxiety.
If the title of professional parent were ever permitted, it would be due to the author, Katherine Gordy Levine. Mother, grandmother and foster parent to almost 400 troubled teens, she is also an accredited therapist, a Professor of Social Work at Columbia University, Director of mental health crisis programs for children, with 30+ years of social work experience and 20+ years working as a professional speaker on parenting and emotional fitness topics.
Katherine is a prolific writer who shares her wisdom on her blogs, Parents Are People Too and Emotional Fitness Training Inc (EFTI). 2012 has seen the publication of 2 books (so far):
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