What to Do When You Worry Too Much

What to Do When You Worry Too Much : A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

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What to Do When You Worry Too Much is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalised anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change.

It includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.
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Product details

  • 6-11
  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 10.16mm | 244g
  • Magination Press, (American Psychological Association)
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • Black & white illustrations; Black & white illustrations
  • 1591473144
  • 9781591473145
  • 497

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A Gold NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Winner!

"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

"A rare feat: a self-help book that bypasses jargon to become a terrific resource for kids." - NAPPA

"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
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About Dawn Huebner

Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and their parents.

Bonnie Matthews has illustrated many children's books. Her whimsical characters have also appeared in more than 100 magazines worldwide, as well as on gift wrap, greeting cards, tin cans and more.
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Rating details

1,573 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (495)
3 10% (159)
2 2% (37)
1 2% (30)

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"If you are reading this review you must have a child who worries. When endless amounts of love, understanding and persuading dont make a difference leaving us parents physicaly and mentally exhausted. Don't even hesitate BUY THIS BOOK It will be the best money you have ever spent!! I have never written a review before but after purchasing this book to read with my 10 year old daughter I felt compelled to. It is recomended for 6-12 year olds and is cognative behavoural therapy for kids. If you are not familiar with cognative behavioural therapy it is simply becoming aware of the problem and learning a new way to deal with it. The book is in chapters which the author suggests you read one every couple of days. In each chapter there is a space in which your child is instructed to draw or write something. This helps the information stick in the childs mind and makes it fun for them. this book does not lecture it is gentle and understanding. It is written in an very imaginative way making it both interesting and informative. On the day the book arrived my daughter had 'pulled a sicky' but then owned up that she was worried about school and didnt know why. We were able to read the first chapter of the book which likens a worry to a tomato seed that if tended often, will grow into a huge plant towering over you. By the afternoon she was ready to go to school. ( probably also something to do with no DS, TV or playing games just helping me clean) but seriously this book is absolutely fantastic at explaining feelings why we feel them and how to get through the difficult anxious times. I'm learning a few things too! I am going to reccomend this book to everyone I can think of including the kids schools its amazing and I am about to order more from the series for my son (who realy should worry more!) Review to follow. "show more
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