Parents of children or teens who appear overly cautious toward ordinary situations often don’t know whether to be worried or to take it in stride as just part of childhood angst. But Laurie Hollman, a psychoanalyst, warns that anxious behaviour such as separation anxiety, panic attacks or obsessive-compulsive disorder needs to be carefully managed, and she provides a five-step method for doing so in this book.
Her five Parental Intelligence steps offer a way to calmly approach a child’s anxiety and resolve it effectively. The steps involve:
- Stepping Back
- Understanding Your Child’s Mind
- Understanding Your Child’s Development