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(p. 81) Planning How Parents Will Reduce Accommodation 

(p. 81) Planning How Parents Will Reduce Accommodation
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(p. 81) Planning How Parents Will Reduce Accommodation
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Eli R. Lebowitz

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190869984.003.0008
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date: 15 December 2019

Effectively helping parents to reduce family accommodation of childhood anxiety requires careful and thoughtful planning. This chapter provides guidance on formulating effective and realistic plans for changes in parental behavior aimed at reducing family accommodation of child anxiety symptoms. A well-crafted plan will be focused, specific, and pragmatic. It will also avoid the common pitfalls that can hinder implementation, which are discussed in the next chapter. This chapter also provides guidelines and examples for communicating the plan to the child and maintaining a supportive parental attitude. Clinical anecdotes and sample texts enrich the chapter and bring the content to life.

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