- Age Range: 6 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 7
- Series: What-to-Do Guides for Kids
- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Magination Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781591473145
- ISBN-13: 978-1591473145
- ASIN: 1591473144
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 1,984 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) Paperback – September 15, 2005
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Includes kid-friendly suggestions and activities, such as:
- Draw the worry giving up and going away.
- Try setting up a Worry Time for 15 minutes each day.
- When a worry has made your body feel bad, do something called “re-setting your system.”
- Write or draw about what do you do to take good care of yourself.
|What to Do When You Worry Too Much||What to Do When Your Temper Flares||What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck||What to Do When You Dread Your Bed||What to Do When You Grumble Too Much||What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake|
|Subtitle||A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety||A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger||A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD||A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep||A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity||A Kid’s Guide to Accepting Imperfection|
|Short Description||If your worries have grown so big that they bother you almost every day, this book is for you.||If you're a kid whose temper quickly flares, a kid whose anger gets too big, too hot, too fast, this book is for you.||If it's hard for you to feel safe or sure of yourself because certain thoughts have gotten stuck, this book is for you.||If you're a kid who is convinced that nothing short of magic will make nighttime easier, this book is for you.||If you're a kid who feels so frustrated by life's tricky spots that it's hard to enjoy the good things, this book is for you.||If you try to be right all the time, or if you worry about being less than the best, this book is for you!|
|Ages||6 to 12||6 to 12||6 to 12||6 to 12||6 to 12||8 to 12|
"A rare feat: a self-help book that bypasses jargon to become a terrific resource for kids."—NAPPA
“This book takes ideas that are overwhelming for a small child and presents them in manageable chunks. It is the first step to saying goodbye to anxiety!”—Portland Book Review
“The title says it all really, what to do when you worry too much. Huebner gently explains that worries are normal and all kids have them. She uses humorous illustrations and metaphors to explain that if your worries have grown so big that they get out of hand and bother you almost every day, you might need some extra help.”—The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
"Dr. Huebner has created a completely accessible, easy-to-understand book to show worrying children a new way of life. Kids will breathe a sigh of relief to learn solutions that really work."—Tamar Chansky, PhD, author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
"This one is unique in that it’s meant for the parent and child to share, working together to develop strategies to conquer anxiety. It’s a great concept, and would be an excellent tool to start with if you’re dealing with an anxious child."—Chad Hayes MD
"One reason that this book is a popular recommendation of child psychologists is that it talks to kids at their own level. Huebner does an excellent job incorporating humor into the book to help children understand why they are feeling anxious."—WebPsychology
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.
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At our house we have "library" quality books which means it's a great story but we don't need to own it in our home. And then we have "purchase" books for things we want to go back to over and over. This is an "own it" book.
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This book changed everything for us. We read it with her and she enjoyed reading it and completing the activities. She has really embraced the strategies described in the book and she even described her proudest moment as when "she learned to beat the worries." We noticed a difference in the level of worry in less than two weeks. After about 3 months, the severity of her anxiety was reduced to less than 20% of its original presentation. She still has her ups and downs, but overall, the anxiety level is very manageable and does not prevent her from doing things that she enjoys. We revisit the book periodically (every few weeks) when things seem to swell - but overall, I think that her success is remarkable. This is the best $9.00 you could spend if your child is dealing with anxiety.
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Great approach to tackling the anxiety. He enjoys reading it and get great relief and coping mechanisms from it. Also as a very stressed/frustrated parent it also offers me a lot in both understanding and dealing with my sons worries. My 9 year old son also enjoys listening to it and getting involved with the conversation despite not suffering with anxiety.
Could not recommend this book enough and it’s worth its weight in gold.
Definitely a book for parent/child rather than professional/child and as my son is at the older end of this book I slightly adapted some of it but the basis is brilliant and he really related to it.
This book was originally in colour, then photocopied, then made into a book. The pages cannot be coloured in like a colouring book because everything is in a shade of gray. I wonder how the illustrator feels about this? Putting in time and effort to illustrate and colour images, only to have a it printed in black and white.
Also, the pages are very thin, therefore making them see-through. When looking at a page, you can see what is on the reverse.
On a positive note, there are nice metaphors and examples that children can relate to.
I will be returning this book.
My daughter is 8/9.
I have let her read the book by herself and then come to me to talk about it. It has helped her give a perspective to her “stress” and “worries”.
She is following the advice and already seems more positive about her attitude towards her work and her striving to be the best.
I think this was a really helpful source and I am so glad I invested the money into it.
I would recommend to anyone whose child has anxiety/ worries etc.
My son even had a 'goodbye tonsils' cake like in the book!
I felt this book helped my son through some of the fears he had regarding his surgery.