What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
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.
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. 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.
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.
**What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety** is an essential resource for children struggling with anxiety. Renowned author and child therapist Dawn Huebner provides kids ages 7-12 with practical tools and strategies to manage their worries and live happier, healthier lives.
This comprehensive guidebook first helps children understand what anxiety is and how it works. They'll learn about the different types of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. They'll also learn how anxiety can affect their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Once children understand anxiety, they can start to develop coping mechanisms. Huebner provides a variety of kid-friendly techniques, such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness activities, and positive self-talk. She also teaches children how to challenge their negative thoughts and develop more realistic beliefs about themselves and the world around them.
**What to Do When You Worry Too Much** also includes helpful information for parents and caregivers. Huebner provides tips on how to talk to children about anxiety, how to support them as they work through their worries, and how to create a supportive home environment. She also includes a list of resources for parents and children who need additional help.
**What to Do When You Worry Too Much** is an invaluable resource for children struggling with anxiety. It provides them with the tools and strategies they need to overcome their worries and live happier, healthier lives.
**Here are some additional benefits of **What to Do When You Worry Too Much**:**
- It is written in a clear, easy-to-understand style that kids can relate to.
- It includes fun and engaging activities that help kids learn and practice the skills they need to manage their anxiety.
- It is based on the latest research on childhood anxiety and is endorsed by leading mental health experts.
If you are looking for a book to help your child overcome anxiety, **What to Do When You Worry Too Much** is the perfect choice.