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date: 30 November 2021

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This chapter discusses contemporary work on parenting and child anxiety. It briefly discusses work on family aggregation and heritability in anxiety research, which highlights the relevance of parenting factors. It then discusses relevant parenting constructs in child anxiety research, followed by work on reciprocal and transactional parent and child effects in the development of anxiety. Next, it reviews recent work on parental control and anxiety considered within a genetically informed design. Research using neuroimaging of the neuroanatomy of negative reinforcement suggests extensions to understanding child–parent dynamics, potentially amplifying childhood anxiety. Finally, the chapter considers implications of this literature for clinical work including parents in youth anxiety treatment.

Keywords: anxiety, child, parenting, child–parent dynamic, youth, anxiety, treatment

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