What to Do When You Worry Too Much

By Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews (illustrator),

Book cover of What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Book description

What to Do When You Worry Too Much is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalised anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work…

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2 authors picked What to Do When You Worry Too Much as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This workbook has a wealth of helpful tips on how to deal with overwhelming anxiety. It’s written simply with great illustrations that really help littles figure out the scary world that surrounds them. I love the example of worries growing like tomato plants. If we want the worries to stop growing, we stop watering them! At the time my daughter was four and we had a huge over-producing tomato garden so this was a perfect illustration for both of us. We set up a time to talk about worries and we kept to that time limit. It helped both of…

From Brenda's list on for littles with anxiety.

This book talks about growing your worries and if you feed them, they just get bigger. Just like tomatoes! Using humor is a great way to get kids to learn, as well as relax. Finding the humor in situations can go a long way to learning to cope with them. Spending less time with your worries lets them wither away, just like not watering tomatoes. A great analogy!

From James' list on anxiety and stress for kids.

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