This is a nicely illustrated children’s guide to understanding and overcoming anxiety, adapted from the book “What to Do When You Worry Too Much.”
It explains what worries and anxiety feel like in a child-friendly way. It covers how worries get started, the physical symptoms, and how they can interfere with life. The guide introduces using logic, making a plan, and asking questions to address worries. It suggests setting up a dedicated “worry time” each day to discuss concerns, while ignoring worries the rest of the day.
The guide personifies anxiety as a “worry bully” and encourages talking back to anxious thoughts using positive self-talk. It provides “reset” techniques to calm the mind and body, like exercise, deep breathing, and visualization of happy memories. Tips are included on taking care of overall health through diet, sleep, exercise and identifying personal strengths. The key strategies are summarized at the end. The guide uses engaging illustrations and interactive prompts throughout. Overall, it presents anxiety management skills in an accessible, positive manner for young readers.
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