“Listening to Fear is timely, accessible, and very helpful. Steven Marans has drawn on his personal and professional experience and broad-based expertise to help us help our children and ourselves with the unique challenges of danger and terror in this age.”
--James P. Comer, M.D., Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center and associate dean, Yale University School of Medicine, author of Leave No Child Behind
“Steven Marans insightful and exquisitely sensitive book provides direction and answers to help parents support children. His carefully crafted narratives illustrating how children of different ages experience trauma and ways that parents can help them are important tools for parents. Dr. Marans’s book is an invaluable resource to help parents and other adults talk to and support children living with fear and uncertainty.”
--Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
"The title of Listening to Fear is unusually apt, but then Marans is an unusually gifted listener. He is also a rare mix of skilled observer and doer, unafraid of articulating the fears of our youngest citizens. This is precisely why this book is so welcome here and now. In a time when fear is more widely exploited then explained, this book is a Rosetta stone. It uses several languages—narrative, analytic, occasionally political—to promote understanding and better approaches to the relationships between ordinary, if powerful, childhood fears and horrific societal ones. So often when parents turn to experts for help with deeply worrisome and pervasive issues like those addressed in Listening to Fear, they are disappointed. Not this time. Your children, and your abiding concerns for them are in this book."
--Kyle Pruett, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing, Yale University School of Medicine, author of Me, Myself and I