How to Help Your Anxious Child – Expert Interview with Dr. Joelle McGovern on

October 23, 2012 | Posted in: Anxiety, Confident Kids, Interviews joelle mcgovern

I’m excited to share the interview I did with Dr. Joelle McGovern on How to Help Your Anxious Child.

Dr. Joelle McGovern is an expert on child anxiety and on clinicial staff at The Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (The COTTAGe) at The University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Joelle McGovern generously shared invaluable information on child anxiety, including things like:

– Normal versus problematic childhood fears, phobias, and worries
– Key cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles that reduce anxiety
– The most important things you can do to help your child become less nervous

Listen to 52 minute the audio here:



If you have questions please post them as comments and Dr. McGovern or I will be sure to answer them.

The audio download will go to all of those registered for Confident Cub e-magazine. If you’d like the audio you can register now, the audios go out tomorrow.

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2 Responses

  1. Larina says:

    Thank you Joelle for this fabulous interview!! You are so skilled at delivering information in a way that is truly helpful to parents. I really appreciate your contribution!

  2. Cathy says:

    Thanks Joelle and Larina for sharing so many insights on this topic and practical tips I can use with my daughter. I really enjoyed the interview and especially appreciated learning about normal vs. problematic fears.

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