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Why Smart Kids Worry


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Allison Edwards is a Licensed Professional Counselor and registered Play Therapist with specialized training in working with children, adolescents, and families. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State and a Master's degree in counseling from Vanderbilt University. She is an adjunct professor in the Human Development Counseling Program at Vanderbilt University, and she maintains full-time private practice with children of all ages.


"As a psychologist who works with children, I can honestly say this will be one book I will be adding to my borrowing library for parents to read. I have already recommended it to several of the families I am currently working with. Well worth a read for parents as well as professionals. " - Kerry Marsh, LibraryThing
"Therapist Edwards brings profound insight into the minds of gifted, anxious children in this parent-friendly handbook...Fifteen tools for parents and children to use together offer practical approaches to teaching coping skills and emotional competence, and will work well for any child with anxiety. Parents will be comforted by Edwards's analysis, which frames children's worrying as a manageable challenge." - Publishers Weekly-STARRED
"As a parent with anxiety as well as a child with anxiety, this was a really great manual...The combination of information as well as practical use make this book something that will help a wide array of families searching for help. " - Jessica Chiles
"This light, well-organized guide from licensed professional counselor and play therapist Edwards (Vanderbilt U.) offers parents suggestions for helping their children to overcome anxiety stemming from precocious intelligence." - Book News Inc.

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