Top critical review
This book was amazing...until chapter17! :(
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2020
I purchased this book for my son who has been struggling with anxiety for the past 4 months. He threw up in class last year and has anxiety ever since about throwing up. He doesnt like it, no one does but it had been keeping him from going to school even after we saw a therapist, tried calm gummies, and saw a gastroenterologist. We are even doing Headspace, the meditation app every morning before school and once before bed. He was having daily visits to the nurse. I finally felt like a new mom after months and months of constant struggle after we got this book! I read ahead to check it out first, until ch 8. Then i started from the beginning with him. For a whole week he WASN'T anxious, scared, dizzy, feeling sick, nurse trips, depressed looking- i mean his whole demeanor could change in a matter of minutes before reading this. It has been great!!!!! He was happy, singing, not upset or worried at all! Until....chapter 17!! "But im still scared"
I am so disappointed that i read this chapter to him. I wish i would have skipped it without him knowing because ever since...almost immediately during reading this chapter he sunk down. The morning after, getting ready for school and his demeanor back to where it was before the book started, quiet, dark eyes, sad, scared. I hate that i read that chapter to him and i really wish it wasnt even in the book. It may be a turning point for some, but for my son, it did the opposite. Im hoping and praying i can get his mindset back to where it was before chapter 17.