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November 18th Parent University: Parenting Anxious Kids

posted Nov 12, 2015, 6:54 AM by Tammy Tarling


Sponsored by Foundation 51 & Greely PTO


Parenting Anxious Kids:

Helping your Worried Child Become More Courageous and Independent


WEDNESDAY, November 18, 6 - 8 pm

Prince Memorial Library



All children experience worry and anxiety as they grow up and up to 20% have a diagnosable anxiety disorder. 


Parents often cope with their children’s worry and fear by providing constant reassurance (“There is nothing to worry about, you will do fine on the test” ) and facilitating avoidance of feared situations (“If you are too scared to take the bus, I will drive you to school”) because nothing else seems to work.  Yet these comforting responses don’t solve the problem and ultimately impair the development of skills for handling worry and anxiety. 


This lecture will teach parents what anxiety is and how it works.  It will outline a practical approach for parents to help their children to “move through” their anxiety so that they can become more independent and courageous and ultimately engaged more fully in life. 


Dr. Elizabeth Kubik will present and lead a discussion for about 1 hour, followed by ample time for questions and answers.


About Our Presenter:  Dr. Elizabeth Kubik has been working in her private psychology practice with adults and adolescents for 10 years.  In that practice, she specializes in treating anxiety and related disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  Elizabeth earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maine.  She continued her graduate training at Boston University’s Boston Medical Center and Harvard  University’s Boston VA Medical Center, where she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship, working with anxiety and trauma in children and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings.  She continued her work with anxiety and trauma during her post-doctoral fellowship, after which she opened up her private practice in Portland.



Please join our community for this Parent University event.  Save yourself a seat by registering online now!  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/greely-parent-university-registration-18465040433

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this or other events, go to greelypto.org or email Tara Sasseville (tarasass1@gmail.com) or Beth Kubik (beth.kubik@gmail.com).