Top critical review
This book will NOT teach your child how to better manage their worries or anxiety
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2018
Horrible! Do not buy this Julia Cook book! She has a lot of good literature out there but not this one. It starts out with a great description of anxiety but the solutions she offers will not help your child grow, develop, and increase their ability to handle anxiety. Wilma Jean' s teacher rather than giving her coping skills offers to change all her external circumstances and force the world to comply with Wilma Jeans worries. Rather th an teaching her breathing, distraction, progressive muscle relaxation, etc., she teaches Wilma Jean that the world should just treat her as special giving her more time, making the other kids play with her, or giving her special treatment. Teach your kids how to manage worry for life, not how to make their environment confirm to them. As a therapist, I hate this book. It will not teach you or your child worry healthy ways to manage anxiety.