When the World Feels Like a Scary Place (Ebook)

Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

Abigail Gewirtz

A lifesaving guide for parents - how to use the most basic tool at your disposal - conversation - to give children real help in dealing with worry and stress

If you have kids, you'll have been asked questions that are hard to answer. Many of us feel out of our depth when talking to our kids about the big stuff, whether it's bullying, social justice, Covid-19 or climate change.
Child psychologist Dr Abigail Gewirtz explains how to coach your three- to eighteen-year-old through difficult events that raise 'big' emotions. Using real-world examples, talking points and insightful asides, you'll learn how to frame difficult issues in age-appropriate ways, so your children can process big emotions in conversation with you.
Offering clear and practical advice for having the kind of tough conversation that really helps, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place is an indispensable guide to talking to our kids about the big things that worry them - making us calmer parents with more resilient children.

Publication date: 09/06/2020

£12.99

ISBN: 9781782838159

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B089SZ9C1M

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

When the World Feels Like a Scary Place (Paperback)

Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

Abigail Gewirtz

A lifesaving guide for parents - how to use the most basic tool at your disposal - conversation - to give children real help in dealing with worry and stress

If you have kids, you'll have been asked questions that are hard to answer. Many of us feel out of our depth when talking to our kids about the big stuff, whether it's bullying, social justice, Covid-19 or climate change.
Child psychologist Dr Abigail Gewirtz explains how to coach your three- to eighteen-year-old through difficult events that raise 'big' emotions. Using real-world examples, talking points and insightful asides, you'll learn how to frame difficult issues in age-appropriate ways, so your children can process big emotions in conversation with you.
Offering clear and practical advice for having the kind of tough conversation that really helps, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place is an indispensable guide to talking to our kids about the big things that worry them - making us calmer parents with more resilient children.

Publication date: 03/09/2020

£14.99

ISBN: 9781788167307

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Reviews for When the World Feels Like a Scary Place

'A terrific book for parents who want to know how to talk about difficult, emotional issues with children'

Nancy Eisenberg, Regents' Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University 

'Remarkable ... Compelling advice illustrated with memorable case examples'

Ann S. Masten, PhD, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota 

Abigail Gewirtz

Abigail Gewirtz

Dr Abi Gewirtz is a child psychologist and a leading expert on families under stress. She is a Professor in the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development (ranked the world's third-leading institution of its kind).She has consulted to national and international organizations including the U.S. Congress, and UNICEF, on parenting. She has conducted research in the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and has been invited to speak widely, in the U.S. and across the world, on parenting in times of stress. A native of London, England, Dr Gewirtz resides in Minnesota with her husband and four children.