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What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) [Paperback]

Dawn Huebner , Bonnie Matthews
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31 Oct 2005 What to Do Guides for Kids
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 generalized 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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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Magination Press, (American Psychological Association) (31 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591473144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591473145
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellent child friendly book which explains in easy to understand terms how anxiety can affect a child. The illustrations are gentle and fun and make the book the kind that you could read at bedtime. It's also useful to read this book in conjunction with explaining to your child about anxiety and the 'fight/flight' response. The book explains how thinking in a negative and scared way about things only helps the anxiety grow, almost like an out of control plant, being fed and watered and tended to far more than it needs to be. A fun but effective way to explain anxiety to young children. --Alison Harris, Occupational Therapist

A rare feat: a self-help book that bypasses jargon to become a terrific resource for kids. --National Parenting Publications Awards

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

A rare feat: a self-help book that bypasses jargon to become a terrific resource for kids. --National Parenting Publications Awards

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

About the Author

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

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199 of 199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really helpful book 15 Dec 2006
By Kari L
Format:Paperback
I ordered this book for my 6 yr old who was battling with huge anxiety related to going to school. The book arrived on a Saturday and we worked through it that afternoon. She absolutely loved reading it and wouldn't stop when I thought she had taken enough for one sitting! It is very interactive and was so helpful in getting her to tell me more of her worries. I think she felt the book was written with only her in mind yet she was also relieved to find that there must be others worrying in a similar way! It gave me really helpful tangible things that I could try with her when previously I had been a bit lost. A month later I cant say all her worries are gone but we are managing it in a far more positive, constructive way I think.
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149 of 152 people found the following review helpful
By CN
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The impact of this book on our son's excessive worrying has been amazing. He is 8 and worries himself into a state several times a day about aliens, monsters, meteors, bacteria, repeating nightmares... He read through the book in two sittings, and what a difference it has made. While still a worry-wart he is far more in control and much readier to accept the rational explanations and coping strategies we suggest. He can keep a lid on things until we get home and is beginning to come up with his own coping systems. Very highly recommended indeed.
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book 11 April 2008
Format:Paperback
I was surprised that this book was so effective. It has changed my worries so now I am very happy so please I highly recommend that you buy this book I've tried it and I know it works Bart aged 9
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5.0 out of 5 stars What when You worry much 16 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
I was amazed to find the book not just helped my son but my self as well,and now feel he worrys the way he does because i do too.So glad i got the book so can now show him were to more on to.The book has pages for your child to fill in,with what there monsters look like to them and how they make them feel and what part of the body hurts them when they are worried. Also techniques on how to cope when the worring is too much and how to stop them from saying im really worried all the time .My Son has now made new friends in the school holidays so thats helping no end.And i feel better to cope with the worry he has now that we have dedicated worry time ,this book really does help i only wish i had it right from the start as no one really knows why kids worry or adults come to think of it,so any help its better then great.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What to do when you worry too much 5 Oct 2008
Format:Paperback
This is the first review I have ever written but this book is so fantastic I felt I wanted to share my thoughts with everyone. This easy to read, fun book has really changed my 8 year old sons outlook on his constant anxieties, and indeed changed his life. The author really understands what is in a worriers head and body. As my son kept saying -'this lady is a mind reader' 'how is it that she knows exactly how I feel?' The authors ability to relate to anxious children gives them the confidence to believe in the solutions she suggests. I am just about to buy my second copy to give to the school and just about to search for other books she has written. Thank you from Daniel in South Africa.
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267 of 284 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my child's life 21 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Having an 11 year old boy who suffered from anxiety was taking its toll both at home and at school. The school and I had tried and failed to allay his fears with kindness, understanding, time and concern; to no avail. Whilst waiting for an appointment with the local child development clinic, I decided to search for help from a book. This book is written for the child. It uses words that they can identify with and it tackles the problems of irrational fear and anxiety immediately. It works. Quite simply, within a week I had a different child. This book is unique, it is easy to follow and gives the child and the carer a clear path to follow each day. It 'confines' the fears to a set pattern and finally removed the fears entirely. My son has asked me to cancel the appointment with the clinic as he says that he can't remember what it was that he was feeling at the time! I will take him anyway, and I will take the book with me to share its success with them too. Buy it, it works; I have given the school a copy and already there are 5 other 9 to 12 year old boys who are reaping the benefits as I write this review.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 19 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
I bought this book after reading a few reviews and have found it brilliant. Our 10 year old daughter has struggled with her worries for years, we thought talking about her worries and telling her that she shouldn't worry was the best things to do, actually it seems we made it worse! 2 days after reading the book our daughter is a different person! It is a work in progress but amazing how it works when you know what to do and say!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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We bought this for our son who is 8yrs old and we have been so pleased with the results. He had anxieties that were starting to get out of hand; as many parents will know it starts with one little anxiety and then this grows and suddenly there seems to be so many things that create anxiety.

I myself was a bit worried about buying this for him and 'Naming' and using the 'A' word. I think I had avoided letting him know that he had 'anxieties' and was skirting round the issues, but we did offer lots of reassurance hoping it would go away. I didn't realise that 'reassurance' was actually making it worse! Parents you have to read this to realise how innocently we make the problem worse. This book has been as good for me and his Dad, as it has been for our son.

When I told my son I had ordered this book he was so relieved (I felt like crying). It has been a great help to him and he has contained his anxious feelings and has some great skills to draw on.

I'v read some of these reviews and parents say their children have lapsed back into anxiety and I can only give our experience. At first we had sudden and great results, and then my son's confidence faltered and the anxieties fought back. At this stage it's really important to hold your nerve and stay confident and the book covers this issue too.

A great book and we are so glad we found it as we have all benefited! Definitely worth a try
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4.0 out of 5 stars great find !
this book really helped my 8 year old daughter to understand the way in which worry works, and put her consciously in charge of her worries. Really great well worth the money
Published 2 days ago by Anross
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Fantastic book. Bought for my 8 year old son who has autism and worries a lot. Very well written and lots of practical advice about worries. Read more
Published 2 days ago by angela cox
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book. I got this for my work as ...
A great book. I got this for my work as an OT, but my son who has ASD read this and enjoyed the activities. Read more
Published 5 days ago by mrs g m carlier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
really helped my worrying little boy! Also gave us some one on one time
Published 22 days ago by Wol
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
useful book, easy for my daughter to understand
Published 23 days ago by beverley sellers-oleary
5.0 out of 5 stars ... help him with the things he worries about - Excellent
my son loves it and is working with the book to help him with the things he worries about - Excellent value
Published 1 month ago by sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars A real help!
Really good book, my little girl loves it! Didn't want 2 put it down. Helps her with her worries big or small.
Published 1 month ago by Stacey Welsh
5.0 out of 5 stars This book really helped my daughter with her school-related anxiety...
This book really helped my daughter with her school-related anxiety. It takes commitment to work through and stick to the exercises, but they've really paid off.
Published 1 month ago by NEB
3.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by my GP
Recommended by my GP. Found out it was meant for American kids. Not useful for a 65 yr old English person. Nothing new in it.
Published 2 months ago by Shanksaholic
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This is a really good book! Our daughter has been diagnosed with hightend anxiety, so we were desperate to find some help as her doctor has signed her off! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs.F.Sobucinska
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