Books by Dr. Tamar Chansky

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Revised and Updated Edition
Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and Be Prepared for Life—From Toddlers to Teens

"...the master of providing clear, accessible, practical advice and guidance for wise and loving care of the anxious child."
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. author of Dear Patrick: Letters to a Young Man, Brain Lock, and The Mind & The Brain
"Freeing Your Child from Anxiety is an excellent book, one of the best of its kind."
-- Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Back by popular demand, Dr. Chansky has completely revised Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, one her best selling books used by thousands of educators and parents alike. 

Childhood should be a happy, carefree time. Yet too many children are stressed-out and exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. In Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, childhood anxiety expert Dr. Tamar Chansky shares a proven approach for helping children build emotional resilience for a happier and healthier life.

Parents everywhere want to know: What is normal? How can you know when stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? How can you prevent anxiety from taking root? And how do you help your son or daughter break free from a pattern of fear and worry and lead a happy, productive life? Fortunately, anxiety is very treatable, and parents can do a lot to help get their children’s emotional well-being back on track.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety contains easy, fun, and effective tools for teaching children to outsmart their worries and take charge of their fears. This revised and updated edition also teaches how to prepare children to withstand the pressure in our competitive test-driven culture. Learn the tips, techniques, and exercises kids need to implement the book’s advice right away, including “How to Talk to Your Child” sections and “Do It Today” activities at the end of each chapter. These simple solutions can help parents prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and ensure that their children have the tools they need for a good life tomorrow.



Referral/Resource Guide for Freeing Your Child from Anxiety (PDF)


Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want

freeing yourself from anxiety

"Of course this book is very smart and reasonable. But we've come to expect that from this gifted writer and clinician. But what Chansky does with this book is take the reader by the hand and guide them through the complex maze of thoughts and emotions in a way that is wise, compassionate and knowledge based. This is the gift of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety.

—Dr. Dan Gottlieb, psychologist, family therapist and author of Letters to SamLearning from the Heart and Wisdom of Sam

We all know what's healthy to think and what's not, much as we know that reaching for the apple is going to be serve us far better than gorging on donuts. But it's not so simple in the mind. Once we start on an anxious or negative track with our thinking, we don't know how to get from the disaster in our heads back to the reality in our lives.

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want is a fresh, scientifically-based, creatively presented book that takes an accessible approach, level-headed and brightened by levity, to the perpetual challenge of managing our internal brain mail. By laying out the chutes and ladders of our thinking options side by side, readers can make educated choices about how to mobilize their lives rather than get stuck in a worry tunnel.



Listen to a clip from the audiobook here.


Freeing Your Child Series

freeing your child from anxiety revised edition thumb Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, by Dr. Tamar Chansky - cover Freeing Your Child from OCD, by Dr. Tamar Chansky - cover

When a child is struggling with fears, worries, doubts and disappointments, parents are the front line seeing the anguish and in a unique position to wrestle them free. Families can get locked in to their children's symptoms when they don't know there's another way. When parent's efforts to help backfire or are ineffective, they need advice that works.

The Freeing Your Child series offers powerful, practical strategies for parents of children with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and negative thinking. By cracking the code and taking the mystery out of confusing and distressing symptoms, parents will become experts in how anxiety and related conditions work.

Compassionate, streamlined and effective, parents will understand how their children's maladaptive perceptions get built and reinforced, how they are nobody's fault, but most of all, how to teach their children new ways to view their life. By learning how to identify the tricks the mind can play, such as magnifying the risk in a situation, children can choose to not go with their mind's first reaction, and can instead develop the habit of reaching for a second sound reaction. When children have a roadmap to freedom there is no stopping them. Here's a map to your child's healthy, happy and satisfying life.

Books in this Series: