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Monday, November 10, 2014

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Steps to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children

From the Natick Public Schools

November 9, 2014

You're invited to join SPARK (Successful, Positive, Authentic, Resilient Kids) Kindness for the next program in their Resilient Parent, Resilient Child series (for parents of children from preschool to high school). The program will feature a talk by Lynn Lyons, author of the book "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents."

Anxiety impairs daily functioning and hinders the overall development of children and youth. From excessive shyness and reassurance-seeking, to panic attacks, school phobia, test anxiety and obsessive or compulsive behavior, anxiety can manifest itself in a myriad of ways.

Lyons will discuss the seven skills needed to stop the worry cycle, with a focus on the common mistakes adults make and what to do instead. For more information, and to register, go HERE.

When:   7:00 - 9:00pm Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Where:  Natick High School
                    15 West Street, Natick, MA 01760

Register HERE.

About Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Lynn Lyons has been a psychotherapist for 24 years, specializing in the treatment of anxious children and their parents with a special interest in interrupting the generational patterns of anxiety in families. She is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children, and the companion book Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. Lynn also created a self-help DVD program for parents entitled Decreasing Anxiety: How to Talk to Your Anxious Child.

In addition to her private practice in Concord, NH, she presents internationally to mental health and medical providers, educators, school nurses and parents. She is known for her focus on providing concrete, usable skills and her integration of humor, homework, and clinical hypnosis.

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