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If kids with anxiety could see their strengths, they would feel so much bigger than their anxiety. They would feel bigger than everything - as though a tiny, tip-toed stretch could have them touching the top of the world from where they are. This book is a reminder for all kids that everything they need to be brave, strong and brilliant is already in them.

32 pages, Hardcover

Published January 31, 2019

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Karen Young

3 books17 followers
Karen began her career as a psychologist in private practice. She has worked extensively with children teens and families, and in educational and organisation settings. She has lectured and has a Masters in Gestalt Therapy. It is through her work with children, teens and families, that she learned the power of solid information when it is placed in the solid, loving hands of parents or any important person in the life of a child.

Karen created Hey Sigmund, an internationally popular online resource, as a way to provide contemporary, research-driven information on the art of being human, and being with humans. The website has a particular emphasis on strengthening the mental wellness of children and adolescents. It attracts millions of readers each year worldwide. The articles have been translated into a number of languages and have been published on various international sites including Parenting Magazine in New Zealand, The Good Men Project, The Huffington Post, and The Mighty.

Karen can often be heard on Australian radio. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant and works with schools, government bodies, and child and adolescent focused organisations, both in Australia and overseas to build resources, implement procedures, and support the professional development of staff. She recently worked with Plan International Australia to create resources for parents in response to the recent Australian bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

She is the author of three books, including the bestselling ‘Hey Warrior’ and ‘Hey Awesome’, which creatively assist children to understand and manage anxiety. The books have been translated into a number of languages and have sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide.

Australia is home, and she lives there with her two children and two stepchildren. Experience has taught her that people can do amazing things with the right information, psychology has something for everyone, jargon doesn’t, everyone has a story to tell, short bios are the longest to write, nobody has it all figured out and the best people to be around are the ones who already know this.

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20 reviews3 followers
November 22, 2022
Amazing little book. I read it to my boys, and they are no babies, 15 and 11. All of us felt wonderful reading every single page. I feel like something like this should be kept handy and read by everyone, children and adults alike, again and again! Simply beautiful!
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Author 4 books14 followers
September 27, 2022
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147 reviews3 followers
November 11, 2021
It is a REALLY informative book about anxiety! Easy for kids to understand- and a positive spin on having and experiencing anxiety for children (and adults)!

BONUS- the illustrations are GORGEOUS! 😍😍😍This illustrator is TOP NOTCH! It made reading this tricky subject just float by in such a whimsical, calm way.

Highly recommend!!
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2,902 reviews194 followers
March 30, 2019
A fantastic primer for kids and adults alike on anxiety and mindfulness and why anxiety is actually a super power of the human brain. After all, anxiety and creativity hold hands with each other, allowing for imaginative thinking.
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1,038 reviews45 followers
April 13, 2020
This picture book for slightly older kids on the topic of anxiety is well......awesome! Excellent coping strategies, clear explanations and fabulously self esteem building. The illustrations are fun but their subdued colours are calming too, and it’s great to see both a boy and a girl depicted.
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238 reviews
October 1, 2020
This has a spelling error in it - around the first page or two...
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2,841 reviews7 followers
December 29, 2021
This book deserves all the stars. This book tells kids that they can live with their anxiety but not let it beat them. They can be brave, strong, brilliant, and resilient. I adore this book!!
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