Ask the Expert: Parenting Tips for Children with Anxiety

43 minutes

Parenting Strategies for Childhood Anxiety Featuring Dr. Anne Marie Albano

Dr. Anne Marie Albano wrote the parenting guides on the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, social phobia, and school refusal behavior. She'll provide strategies to help your child spot and cope with anxiety.

In this Episode of Ask the Expert

We will cover childhood anxiety, including:

– What is anxiety? 

– How does anxiety happen?

– The importance of self-soothing and deep breathing

– How to help your child cope with social anxiety

– Motivation your child for positive behavior change

And more!

About Dr. Anne Marie Albano

Anne Marie Albano, PhD, is a professor in medical psychology, a clinical psychologist and board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. In addition to serving as Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders at 3 Columbus Circle, she also conducts research and trains residents, fellows, and psychology postdoctoral fellows and interns.

She is the editor of the journal “Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health,” a past member of the Board of Directors of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and past president of both the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and past president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the APA. Additionally, Dr. Alabno is a Fellow of Division 12, the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA, a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

In 2015, she was awarded the “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities” distinction by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Dr. Albano devotes her career to the study and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Her book for parents “You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life” with Leslie Pepper, was published in 2013 by the Avery/Penguin Press.


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If your child is experiencing anxiety, they haven’t learned how to soothe themselves. It starts very young, that you have to learn to practice self-soothing.