Helpful Books for Anxious Kids
Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Poppy O’Neill
Don’t Worry, Be Happy is a practical guide that combines cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child to deal with feeling anxious. It’s aimed at children aged 7-11 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child’s emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come.
Your child will be guided, with the help of Fiz – a friendly and supportive character they can identify with – through fun and engaging activities which are interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements and practical information for parents.
What to Do When You Worry Too Much
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-behavioural techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this is one of the most popular books for anxious kids and educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change.
Find Your Calm by Gabi Garcia
Find Your Calm is a wonderfully accessible book that teaches children how to tap into their sense of safety when anxiety sends a false alarm, so they can find their calm. It includes simple grounding activities and coping tools for them to practice, and your child can follow along and learn as the young narrator practices strategies that keep the anxiety from taking over.
Parents and educators can find free downloadable resources to accompany this book at gabigarciabooks.com
My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain
My Monster and Me is a touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It’s there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his toys, and even when his friends come over to visit. How can he escape his worries?
Having suffered with panic disorder herself for as long as she can remember, Great British Bake Off winner and author of numerous cookbooks Nadiya Hussain wrote this heartfelt story to help give children and parents the tools they need to talk about worries and anxiety, to ensure that no child suffers in silence.