An excerpt from a special review by an education union:
When a student or even your child is stressed or anxious do you become anxious or stressed or feel inadequate as to how to assist them to take practical steps in addressing their fears?
Dr. Kam Wong, a prominent Sydney Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist has heard and met this need that surfaces on occasion. He has developed two programs: Anxiety Toolkit for the Young and Stress Toolkit for the Young.
Each program consists of a student/child handbook, a CD and a parent’s guide. Each handbook and guide is uncomplicated and immensely practical as, step by step, the programs enable the parent to manage their child’s anxiety or stress as they explore their likes and dislikes in working out what makes them tick and in so doing, find the solution that works for them. The program set out when and how the CDs are to be used.
The usefulness of the programs relies heavily on the importance of working through each step at the child’s pace so that there is understanding and mastery of each technique before progression.
It also becomes very clear that our role is to be readily available for help, explanation or talking things through as is necessary. To support and assist our children/students develop an essential life skill, I recommend the kits to you no matter the age. In part their age is irrelevant.
(Newsmonth – Vol23#1,2003)