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What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids

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From a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. They’ll find out where fears and worries come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they can’t manage on their own.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 15th 2004 by Free Spirit Publishing (first published January 1st 2004)
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This is a great little book for children who are worriers or get anxious about things. I read this book as I had started to get a trickle of under-12 clients coming through the door and I wanted to find an interesting and understandable way of explaining anxiety, stress and how negative thinking affects our happiness. This book uses a great little metaphor - that the amygdala (part of the brain responsible for triggering the fight or flight response) was like a guard post looking out for danger. ...more
What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids is a wonderful children’s resource book that reaches out to let kids know that worries are common and can be overcome. Winning the 2004 iParenting Media Award sets this volume apart from others. Written in child-friendly terms, this work is comprehensive and gives proven techniques for dealing with fear and anxiety.

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I found this book for Elizabeth at the library. She worries A LOT and this book has activities for her to do to control her anxiety. It talks about all kinds of worrying and phobias. I learned quite a bit from reading and now she is too. Hurray for books!!
Very helpful and accessible for a middle schooler and it gives great tips to parents as well on helping (and even dealing with our own anxieties.)
Nov 07, 2008 Alison rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents of anxious children, school libraries
This is a good one for counsellors to have on hand to give to parents of anxious children. It's a nice one to read together.
Really good book for kids. Very good at helping them understand and giving them coping skills.
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