Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Brookline, Mass. He is the author of the award-winning book Playful Parenting. Cohen also co-authored two books on children’s friendships, popularity, and social cruelty, Best Friends Worst Enemies and Mom They’re Teasing Me, as well as a book on playful parenting, The Art of Roughhousing. His latest book, The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, was published in September 2013.
Childhood anxiety is on the rise at every level, from fear of monsters under the bed to severe anxiety disorders