Hope for the Worried Child
- What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious
- Anxious Kids: Are You Dealing with an Insecure Teen?
You might also work through some chapters in this book: Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents. The author takes a cognitive approach with topics like “Detective Thinking” to help the child detect (and allay) his own anxiety-inducing thoughts.
For older grammar school or middle-school students, it might be time to introduce a new “class,” perhaps once a week, with written or oral exploration of these topics, No pressure, just curious discussion. If the student is not a strong reader, you could work through some of the chapters yourself, and then present one or two exercises that might apply.