Author(s): FANNING P
This guide begins with the recognition that healthy communication and good parenting skills can't be taken for granted, and that no parent is born with all of the information they need to guide them through every stage of their children's emotional development. Like any other home health resource, this guide includes some emergency first-aid tips to help readers deal with painful feelings or get through the first days of coping with an unexpected crisis. Also included are the basic information about common problems, such as eating disorders or anxiety, that readers need to help them recognize troublesome symptoms and decide when professional help is necessary. Most importantly, "The Family Guide to Emotional Wellness" offers practical advice about the skills that parents need to raise children who know how to cope with stress, are confident about their ability to handle their emotions, and feel prepared take on new challenges and responsibilities.
Mathew McKay Ph.D., is the author of thirteen popular books including The Anger Control Workbook. Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field, and the author of Visualization for Change, and Lifetime Weight Control.