- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 7
- Series: What to Do Guides for Kids
- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Magination Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591473144
- ISBN-13: 978-1591473145
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (642 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) Paperback – September 15, 2005
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"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
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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.
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At our house we have "library" quality books which means it's a great story but we don't need to own it in our home. And then we have "purchase" books for things we want to go back to over and over. This is an "own it" book.
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This book changed everything for us. We read it with her and she enjoyed reading it and completing the activities. She has really embraced the strategies described in the book and she even described her proudest moment as when "she learned to beat the worries." We noticed a difference in the level of worry in less than two weeks. After about 3 months, the severity of her anxiety was reduced to less than 20% of its original presentation. She still has her ups and downs, but overall, the anxiety level is very manageable and does not prevent her from doing things that she enjoys. We revisit the book periodically (every few weeks) when things seem to swell - but overall, I think that her success is remarkable. This is the best $9.00 you could spend if your child is dealing with anxiety.
It turned out that his anxieties were caused/exacerbated by an underlying medical condition, and he ended up spending 6 days in the hospital. The amazing thing was how brave he was during that time. He had all sorts of tests, shots, IVs, MRIs, and even surgery. Throughout the week, we'd still practice worry time, sort through the bad thoughts, conjure up our happiest memories, and do breathing and relaxation exercises. At one point, one of the nurses told him how brave he was. He said, "I don't feel brave. I'm such a fearful guy." But as they talked through how scared other kids can be (and how some of them might fight or scream or kick or cry) during the same situations, he said, "Maybe other kids aren't good at being afraid. I'm good at it now because I've had a lot of practice." I think that philosophy is exactly what this book is teaching -- how to manage and be brave despite the fears and worries that anyone might have.
As you may have guessed from my constant use of the word "we," I've been doing a lot of the exercises, too. You can probably imagine what was happening in my brain when we were in the ER due to bad lab results, and were looking at a biopsy and surgery on my 12-year old. Instead of letting myself get overwhelmed, I just sorted through the trash thoughts (I swore at them in my head most of the time), gave myself a daily worry time, and practiced the calming techniques.
I highly recommend this book for parents and kids suffering from intense anxiety and needing some practical steps to overcome it. The OCD one is also quite good for kids suffering from OCD, whether just the obsessive thoughts or the compulsions that come with them. Both books give you language to be able to talk to your kids about what they're going through and how to manage those thoughts.