This is a book adapted to assist children in managing anxiety. The book explains that worries are like seeds that can grow if you pay too much attention to them. It gives advice for managing worries, such as using logic to challenge irrational fears, scheduling a daily “worry time,” and picturing worries as bullies that you can stand up to.
The book teaches relaxation techniques to calm the mind and body when feeling anxious. This includes deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization of a happy memory. It also recommends physical activity to burn off anxious energy.
Parents are advised to avoid constantly reassuring children about worries, as this can reinforce the anxiety. Instead, they should remind the child to use the techniques from the book. The book includes activities such as filling in diagrams, writing down worries, and drawing pictures to make the concepts more engaging for kids.
Overall, this is a guide adapted specifically for children to understand why they worry and learn cognitive-behavioral strategies to gain control over anxiety. The playful activities and personification of worries aim to help kids apply the techniques. It empowers children to manage worries independently.
Are you growing worries?
What is a worry?
How do worries get started?
Making worries go away
Talking back to worries
Re-setting your system
Keeping worries away
You can do it