"Dr. Dawn Huebner has created a completely accessible, easy-to-understand book to show worrying children a new way of life. Kids will breathe a sigh of relief to learn solutions that really work." --Tamar Chansky, PhD, Author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety
This book takes ideas that are overwhelming for a small child and presents them in manageable chunks. It is the first step to saying goodbye to anxiety! Portland Book Review
The title says it all really, what to do when you worry too much. Huebner gently explains that worries are normal and all kids have them. She uses humorous illustrations and metaphors to explain that if your worries have grown so big that they get out of hand and bother you almost every day, you might need some extra help. --The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Introduction to Parents and Caregivers -
If you are the parent or caregiver of an anxious child, you know what it feels like to be held hostage. So does your child. Children who worry too much are held captive by their fears. They go to great lengths to avoid frightening situations, and ask the same anxiety-based questions over and over again. Yet the answers give them virtually no relief. Parents and caregivers find themselves spending huge amounts of time reassuring, coaxing, accommodating, and doing whatever else they can think of to minimize their childs distress.
But it doesnt work. The anxiety remains in control. As you have undoubtedly discovered, simply telling an anxious child to stop worrying doesnÂt help at all. Nor does applying adult logic, or allowing your child to avoid feared situations, or offering reassurance every time the fears are expressed.
Anxiety has a way of growing, spreading, shifting in form, and generally resisting efforts to talk it out of existence. But there is hope. What to Do When You Worry Too Much will teach you and your child a new and more successful way to think about and manage anxiety. The techniques described in this book will help your child take control.
My 9 year old son suffers with worries a lot and this really helped him. The worry box and worry time have been especially beneficial and his "worries" have decreased... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Krista Hickok
This book has been a tremendous help to my almost-9 year old. Her father and I are getting a divorce and some bed time worries just started happening out of the blue. Read morePublished 1 day ago by meganh
Excellent book. Has activity after each lesson as child sits w/parent getting 1:1 time.Published 3 days ago by Bobu
This is a great book for those kids who tend to worry a bit too much. The book addresses the causes of stress and anxiety, symptoms, thought processes of people who are anxious,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Avid Reader
Very helpful but a little long. Could be some sections that are shorter and to the point.
Overall super great for helping kiddos!
I have a 6 year old, entering 1st grade. She has suddenly become very anxious and nervous, and worries about so much. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jennifer_in_VT
I highly recommend this book as a support tool for children who are anxious/worried. The book is clear, practical and suggests a variety of ways in which a child can learn to... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Missus B's Picture Book Reviews
Awesome book. Very clearly and effectively addresses all of the issues clearly without talking down to the child. My granddaughter's school counselor recommended this.Published 10 days ago by Maureen Farrell