What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: A Kid's Guide To Overcoming Separation Anxiety

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Kristen Lavallee, Silvia Schneider, Janet McDonnell

  • What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart

88 pages
Age Range: 6 to 10
ISBN: 9781433827136

Hot air balloon pilots have wonderful adventures, where they get to see things they have never seen before and learn all about the world outside.

Flying a hot air balloon sounds like a lot of fun to some kids. But for other kids, the idea of flying off on their own, away from their parents or homes, doesn't sound like fun at all. If you feel scared when you do something alone or away from your parents, this book is for you!

What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying separation anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome separation anxiety - so they can become the confident pilots of their very own hot air balloons!

"Lavallee and Schneider bring together their collective wisdom in this interactive self-help book for parents and their young children who have separation concerns and anxiety. Separation anxiety prevents many children from enjoying their friends, families, and school. Using the metaphor of flying in a hot air balloon and based on their lifelong clinical research, they provide specific exercises and strategies based on established cognitive-behavioral principles for helping children overcome excessive separation anxiety. It clearly explains—in an engaging story format—the steps parents and children can take to overcome such anxieties and to lead a worry-free life. This is a practical ‘what-to-do’ book that will benefit many parents and their children. It is a book that will be welcome not only by parents but by clinicians who are looking for such materials to provide families."
- Thomas H. Ollendick, PhD, Director Child Study Center, Virginia Tech