Can anyone recommend books for me to read as a parent and also books I can read to my 4 year old for dealing with anxiety? This seems to me to be the basis for several of ds's behavior problems, especially ones that occur outside the home. He has intense anxiety about going into new social situations, fear of the dark or being alone in any part of the house, and fear of many but not all strangers. Also gets very uncomfortable when people he doesn't know well are visiting our home and starts acting out, playing rough, escalating to aggressive with his sister or other kids visiting.
We are in therapy with him and have done lots of work with feelings identification but I would like to learn more about helping him specifically with anxiety. He is able to say, "I'm scared." but continues to act out when he feels this way, despite our best efforts.