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Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader

I didn't always read, but that changed in June of 2013. I dropped the unnecessary stuff and picked up the awesome stuff--like reading! I started posting my reviews on Amazon and within a few months rose to the top 0.1% of reviewers. My reviews then went to Goodreads, and now my blog (http://ryandejonghe.wordpress.com) and Twitter (@Ryan_Reads). If you are reading this, why not leave a comment or send me a note? I love talking to other folks about books and my reviews. Publishers and authors, feel free to drop me a note if you want me to review your book. I usually stick to mainstream publishing, but I'll consider anything. If I review your book, I’ll give you a fair and thorough review and let you know when the review goes live. You can reach me at dejonghes@gmail.com. Happy Reading!
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Revised and Updated Edition: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and Be Prepared for for Life--from Toddlers to Teens - Tamar E. Chansky

This book isn’t just for my kids: it’s for me. Before the second page, I knew this book would help me with my own struggles. Avoiding social situations? Yup. Nervous at big events? Yes. Sure, this book is meant for parents to help their children, but the advice in this book is so real and practical that everyone benefits.



The package presented here comes in nicely organized phases: first the reassurance that you can do this, then the signs of what to look for, then the different specific anxieties, and then the help that is available. After that, the heart-to-heart advice that actually works. As a parent having felt many of the issues my children go through, I can personally attest the advice in this book works.



This book uses logical steps and coaching, along with pictures and review bullets to re-enforce the core concepts. Later in the book, specific situations are discussed where the earlier training is applied to that situation. Without going into personal detail about my children, I can say that the steps are proven by my other research, as well as real life implementation. This specific book makes it easy to read, easy to find, and easy to apply.



Thanks to Harmony and Crown for making this book available to me electronically for review. Thanks to this book, I have been reassured, instructed, and improved, both in myself and my family.