What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-To-Do Guides for Kids) (Paperback)
Gold NAPPA Winner (National Parenting Publications Awards)
What to Do When You Worry Too Much guides children and parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of anxiety.Did you know that worries are like tomatoes? No, you can't eat them, but you can make them grow, simply by paying attention to them. If your worries have grown so big that they bother you almost every day, this book is for you. Lively metaphors and humorous illustrations make the concepts and strategies easy to understand, while clear how-to steps and prompts to draw and write help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering kids to overcoming their overgrown worries.
Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. Includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.Also available in Spanish Qu Hacer Cuando te Preocupas Demasiado ISBN 978-1-4338-3866-8 From the Note to Parents: 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 child's distress. But it doesn't work. The anxiety remains in control. As you have undoubtedly discovered, simply telling an anxious child to stop worrying doesn't 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. This book is part of the Magination Press What-to-Do Guides for Kids(R) series and includes an "Introduction to Parents and Caregivers." What-to-Guides for Kids(R) are interactive self-help books designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of various psychological concerns. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, these books educate, motivate, and empower children to work towards change.
Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Exeter, New Hampshire, specializing in the treatment of children and their parents. She is the author of several books for children, including What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More and What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger. Visit her at www.dawnhuebnerphd.com and follow her on Facebook: @DawnHuebnerPhDSelf-HelpforParentsandKids. Bonnie Matthews is the illustrator numerous books for children, including What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More and What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep. She lives in Baltimore. Visit her at www.bonniematthewsillustration.com and follow her on Instagram: @bonnie_matthews_illustration.