Children worry about lots of things. Sometimes parents have difficulties in assuring their children that there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps you’ve been in that same situation. Luckily there are some excellent books that cover this issue. If you want to know which books are they just read the following list.
1. What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Author: Dawn Huebner
This is a self-help book designed for children age 6 to 12 years old and also for their parents. It is easy to read and explains to children what anxiety is in a way that they can understand and relate. Children would love to read this book because has lots of fun and useful activities. Through the examples and explanations in this book your children will understand how their worries affect their live and how to make the worries go away. This book also let parents know how NOT to make their children’s worries grow bigger and bigger.
2. David and the Worry Beast: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety
Author: Anne Marie Guanci
The author explains about anxiety using a beautifully illustrated story. The main character, David, is a little boy that worries about lots of things. David lost an important basketball game because he can’t get the final ball into the basket. He fears that he would repeat that mistake. He doesn’t want his teammates to be mad at him. He also fears that his parent won’t be proud of him anymore. Through a series of events and activities David finally manages to overcome his fears and worries.
3. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias
Author: Tamar E. Chansky
This book is an excellent read for parents. It is filled with examples, ideas, advices and how-tos that parents can use to handle their children anxiety problem. Even though this book is written for children with severe anxiety problems it is also offers excellent solution for children with minor anxiety problems. Dr. Chansky doesn’t only cover one or two forms of anxiety but she covers the so many faces of them.
4. When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety
Author: Kari Dunn Buron
This handy book guides children on how to respond to their worries more appropriately. It also teaches the children to give a rating to their feeling using a visual thermometer. The scale of 5 means rage and 1 means completely safe and calm. Some strategies for coping with anxiety are presented in such a way that even a five year old can grasp it easily.