Tell Me Where It Hurts: How to Decipher Your Child’s Emotional Aches and Physical Pains

Tell Me Where It Hurts: How to Decipher Your Child’s Emotional Aches and Physical Pains (Adams Media, October, 2002, pb, $14.95), teaches parents how to read their child’s physical symptoms and evaluate them from an emotional and medical standpoint. Dr. Slater draws from his vast clinical experience, plus the latest scientific data, and arms parents with information and advice that is written in easy-to-understand, layman’s terms. Having Tell Me Where It Hurts is like having a renowned expert beside you equipped with the most advanced diagnostic tools and solutions. Day to day, Slater is in contact with concerned parents whose child is in some kind of distress. For some parents, their children may have an inexplicable stomachache, headache or rash. For other parents, it may be that they are worried that their child is doing poorly in school, is depressed – or even suicidal. When there is no explanation for the child’s pain and no one, not doctors, nor parents, nor the experts, can define what is the matter, parents are left feeling anxious, confused, guilty, and concerned.

According to recent research studies:

  • As many as 30% of children report frequent headaches
  • Up to 25% of children have recurrent abdominal pain
  • Approximately 20% of children complain of muscle and joint pains

With Tell Me Where It Hurts, worried parents will gain insight and learn the newest techniques for handling the problems they are observing. They’ll learn more about why they may be happening, how to get beneath the surface via communication and observation, and finally, what steps to take. This book will:

  • Help parents decipher physical signals or symptoms that may indicate a child is under stress, feeling anxious or depressed.
  • Teach parents how to recognize anxiety, depression, or stress in their child or adolescent when there are no physical symptoms.
  • Teach parents how to better communicate with their child.
  • Teach parents how to translate medical jargon so that parents can communicate better with those in their child’s life such as teachers, pediatricians, and specialists.
  • Teach parents about emerging research that links the mind and the body.
  • Provide parents with up-to-the-minute information on recent medical, alternative, and complementary treatments.

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