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First Aid for your Child's Mind

Simple steps to soothe anxiety, fears and worries

Alicia Eaton

Designed to help parents, teachers and caregivers manage children’s fears, worries and anxieties with confidence and ease.

Size: 234 × 156 × 18 mm / 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 in224 PagesISBN: 9781788601177
Publication: October 24, 2019


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  • £12.99

Designed to help parents, teachers and caregivers manage children’s fears, worries and anxieties with confidence and ease. Author Alicia Eaton is a Harley Street therapist who specialises in children’s emotional wellbeing and behavioural issues.

The number of children seeking help for anxiety and mental health issues has risen sharply, recent data from the NSPCC’s Childline service has suggested. Even those as young as four years old are said to be displaying signs of panic attacks, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Most parents will readily admit that when it comes to helping children deal with feelings of anxiety and worry, they feel inadequately prepared and quite simply ‘lost for words’.  It’s not surprising - after all:

 *What is the best way to explain the regularly reported terrorist attacks and bombings without alarming your child?

*What should you say to a child that’s witnessed a tower block fire or disaster on TV and is suffering from nightmares as a result?

*How do you handle a child that’s petrified of dentists, injections, dogs, spiders or even eating vegetables?

*How can you talk about keeping ‘safe’ without frightening the living daylights out of your child?

*Or help the child who is convinced the only thing they ‘know’ for sure is they’ll forget every single word of their revision, the minute they step into in an exam room?

The good news is that anxiety is a very treatable condition. Enlightened psychologists will now refer to anxiety as something that’s often the result of an emotional ‘injury to the mind rather than a ‘disorder’ - for that word immediately suggests it’s part of a long-term problem and something to ‘suffer’.  But in reality, it’s now possible to heal an emotional wound rather than leaving it to fester allowing it to turn into something much bigger.

So just as our children acquire bumps and scrapes on the outside of their bodies, we shouldn’t be surprised to discover it’s also possible to acquire a few on the inside too.

Alicia Eaton is a well-established Harley Street therapist who specialises in children’s emotional wellbeing. Her unique blend of psychology and practical parenting advice makes her the number one choice for parents seeking help for their children’s problems. From anxiety, fears and phobias to thumb-sucking, nail-biting, bedwetting and sleep problems, Alicia helps parents steer their children on the right path. Originally a Montessori teacher, Alicia ran her own school for five years, then went on to train at The Anna Freud Centre. She followed this up by qualifying as a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist as well as going on to train in NLP with Paul McKenna and assisting him with his seminars for over 7 years.

A great read – I highly recommend you grab your copy now.

Sue Atkins – ITV ‘This Morning’ Parenting Expert

A very informative and useful book – Alicia will help you consider what you say.

Felix Economakis – BBC Psychologist on ‘Panic Room’ and ‘Freaky Eaters’


All parents should read this book. Simple strategies with rewarding outcomes.

Lorrine Marer – Channel 5  Behavioural Expert on ‘The Teen Tamer’; ‘Families Behaving Badly’


“I find Alicia’s Stop Bedwetting programme to be clear, effective and indeed recommend it to a number of my patients who feel it’s very useful”. 

Dr. Anne Wright, Consultant Paediatrician, Guy’s & St. Thomas’s NHS Trust


Format: Paperback

Size: 234 × 156 × 18 mm / 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 in

224 Pages

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ISBN: 9781788601177

Publication: October 24, 2019