Working with Worry

A Workbook for Parents on How to Support Anxious Children
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Working with Worry is designed to give parents practical tools they can use to support their children as they try to manage their anxiety in today’s increasingly stressful world. It is a hands-on workbook that you can turn to for easy-to-understand information, recommendations, and support.

Parents will learn about what anxiety looks like in children, reflect on their own experiences with anxiety, and find a wealth of intervention activities to try with their children. The activities use proven techniques including mindfulness, creativity, and self-regulation, and are organized by type of intervention, age, and areas of interest.

This book is unlike any other workbook available on this subject because it offers both education and guidance around supporting children, while helping parents understand the need to be self-reflective about their own relationships with anxiety.

Key features of this book:

  • Over 60 interventions and activities organized by type, age, and areas of interest
  • An entire chapter dedicated to helping parents understand their own anxiety, their ability to influence their children’s experience of anxiety, and also how to “keep their stuff together”
  • A chapter focused on how to combine the gains of parents and their children in a successful maintenance plan for the whole family
  • Easy to understand language from authors who are not only experts offering professional guidance, but are also parents themselves who can relate to the challenges of raising children today

Authors Melissa L. Kilbride, LICSW, a Clinical Social Worker, and Samantha C. Sweeney, PhD, a licensed psychologist, have combined professional experience that includes work in schools, residential treatment centers, pediatric psychiatric hospitals, youth centered community-service agencies, and private practice.

Rave Reviews 

"A helpful resource for the many children (and parents) who struggle during these anxious times." 

— Library Journal 


"A hands-on workbook on coping with anxiety, chock-full of ideas that are easy to understand and implement."

— Julia Reffner, School Library Journal 


"Wow! What a quick and easy hands-on guide to navigating the oftentimes daunting struggles of anxiety in children. This workbook provides simple "hands on" strategies to aid in the identification, management and alleviation of the ever pervasive anxiety and worry symptoms we see in many of our children. This is a comprehensive user friendly resource for parents, teachers, and mental health clinicians." 

— Dana R. Lipsky, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist


"Working with Worry is a great resource for anyone who lives with, teaches or does individual psychotherapy with an anxious child. Working with Worry has many strengths. This workbook offers support and specific strategies to help both the anxious child and the child’s caregiver. It explains foundational concepts about the brain-based origins of anxiety, in an easy to understand and user friendly manner.

Working with Worry is a must read for parents, teachers and therapists."

— Brenda Fawcett, Ph.D. Psychologist


"This couldn’t have come at a better time with anxiety running high for our primary school age daughter. This book has given me a sense of calm and helped me see how I can help her to reduce those unwanted feelings. I feel confident that we can move forward in a positive way now." 

— Reader review, NetGalley

"A very thorough informational book about anxiety that focuses on children and how parents can help their child cope with anxiety. The structure of this book is well thought out in how it describes anxiety, its symptoms, how it effects the brain and more. Once the reader understands this, they can then move on to the workbook that focuses on how parents approach anxiety with their child."

— Librarian, NetGalley

More Information
Author Melissa L. Kilbride, LICSW, and Samantha C. Sweeney, PhD
Published On Aug 13, 2020
Pages 216
Table of Contents Introduction: Welcome to Our Workbook
Chapter 1: Anxiety: The Basics
Chapter 2: Parent Prep: Helping Yourself to Help Your Child
Chapter 3: Interventions: Strategies and Coping Activities for Your Child
Chapter 4: Maintenance: Maintenance: Maintaining and Gaining
Chapter 5: Resources
Appendix A: Understanding Anxiety-Related Structures and Processes
Appendix B: Additional Support and Professional Treatment Options
ISBN 9781945188459