When children develop an anxiety disorder, the best solution is to provide ongoing help within the familial context. How that can best be implemented may be seen in this articulate and impressive book.Anxiety disorders in children can disturb family life considerably. Haim Omer s concept of a "new authority" offers a helpful approach to coping according to the motto "support but don t shield." The central idea is one of parents as anchors for their children, i.e., besides protection and security they provide facilitative support for their offspring. A wealth of instructive case examples - from the infant to the adult still living with the parents, from separation anxiety to OCD - provide the practitioner with all the necessary tools.