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Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking; Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Flexibility, Resilience and Happiness – Tamar Chansky, PH.D.

Negative ChildI will be taking a copy of this book along with me on the Manic Mommies Escape Cruise for a door prize. I have another copy that you can win simply by commenting below and/or calling 206-309-7318. Tell me about your child and how you think this book may assist in changing his/her focus or maybe even your own.

TAMAR E. CHANSKY, PH.D., founder and director of the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety, is the author of Freeing Your Child from Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder and Freeing Your Child from Anxiety. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughters. 

Check out Tamar’s websites:

www.worrywisekids.org & www.freeingyourchild.com

Carrie: Tamar, what inspired you to write Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking?

Tamar:  The first sparks for this book came to me about four years ago, when in the midst of  doing my work as a child psychologist for anxious children, I had a couple of weeks when it seemed like every other child in my office was stuck in a spin of negative thinking. These are children who are saddled with a strong negative first reaction to any situation, tend to be hard on themselves and others, are perfectionistic and pessimistic in their view of themselves, the world and the future. I saw the parents of these children trying desperately to cheer their children up and reassure them, to no avail. What these children needed was not to hear that everything was fine (they knew that somewhere deep down), but rather they needed to understand that negative thinking is not the truth, far from it, it is more of a knee jerk reaction in the brain to disappointment or failure. Rather than the brain sending helpful messages like, this didn’t go well, let’s see how to fix it, the negative brain goes to extremes—This is unfixable! You are a failure! Give up, if this didn’t work, nothing will! So these children needed to hear from their parents that these thoughts and experiences are normal, temporary, and completely surmountable.

Book Drawing Winners Announced!

The following Words To Mouth friends have won free books:

  • Ann – Kate Jacobs, Friday Night Knitting Club
  • Anne – Mary Kay Andrews, Deep Dish
  • Andrea H. – Carolyn Ellis, 7 Pitfalls of Single Parenting
  • Carol L. – Debbie Gisonni, Vita’s Will
  • Jody L. – A.M. Homes, The Mistress’s Daughter
  • Kristi N. – Debbie Gisonni, The Goddess of Happiness
  • Rochelle M. – Kate Jacobs, Friday Night Knitting Club
  • Tina F. – Mary Kay Andrews, Deep Dish
  • Marsha C. – Kate Jacobs, Friday Night Knitting Club
  • Robin D. – Kaira Sturdivant–Rouda, Real You Incorporated
  • Eileen D. – Debbie Gisonni, The Goddess of Happiness AND Vita’s Will

I entered your name for the specific books you listed in the subject heading of your email. Some people listed two books and some wrote “ALL,” so they were entered in a few different contests and some people won two books! CONGRATULATIONS!! If you entered for a specific book, but now want me to put your name in the hat for ALL future drawings, just send me a quick email. For example, I’ve got a few copies of Kate Jacobs’ new book, Comfort Food, that I’d think you folks who put your name in for FNKC would be interested in, but I don’t want to assume…

I promise there are NO strings attached to winning, but I’d appreciate you commenting on the book on the Words To Mouth website once you read it.

I’m sure the author’s would appreciate you writing a review on the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-A-Million websites—whichever you prefer (tell ‘em you won the book on Words To Mouth).  But, again, NO pressure—I know we’re all busy and some people love reading, yet hate writing, so if that feels like a pain, don’t do it ~ just thought I’d throw it out as an idea to help authors.

I will be drawing names for the following books next:

  • Jenifer Fox – Your Child’s Strengths
  • Kate Jacobs – Advance copies of Comfort Food (& matching tote bag)
  • Gary Seigel – The Mouth Trap
  • Phillips, Linney, Pack – Safe School Ambassadors (Interview Coming Soon)
  • Kaira Sturdivant Rouda – Real You Incorporated

This time, I’m asking folks to enter by doing one of the following:

  1. Leave a comment on the Words To Mouth website—under any book/interview of your choice,
  2. Write a brief review for Words To Mouth on iTunes, or
  3. Take the easy way out and send me an email with the title of the book (or “All”) in the subject heading,

Subscribe to Words To Mouth (link on my website) It’s really simple to do, just click on the GREEN music note (iTunes) or ORANGE button (other podcatchers) above my photo and you’ll get the show delivered automatically to your computer, so you can listen wherever and whenever you want.

If you enter one of the top two ways, I’m going to enter your name TWICE in the drawing. For those of you who do both of the top two ways, your name goes in twice for each method for a total of FOUR times. Of course, if you choose the top two options, please shoot me an email, so I know how to get a hold of you if you win! For you busy folks who just send me an email—that works, too—you’ll just have your name entered once. That’s fair, right?

**I’ve got 2 more copies of The 7 Pitfalls of Singe Parenting, which is obviously a book for a specific audience. If you know of anyone who is separated or divorced w/kids and may be interested in receiving this book, send me an email and I’ll put your name in the hat. If you win, you can give them the book as a gift ~ I’ll never tell!

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