Separating from primary caregivers for the first time can be scary for little ones (and grownups too). This set of storybooks offers reassuring stories that model healthy, positive ways to ease anxiety. Invisible String and Kissing Hand are wonderfully warm for any type of separation. We’re Different, We’re the Same teaches about acceptance and friendship.Countdown to Kindergarten adds humor to the mix. Parents will find How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen and Listen so Little Kids will Talk” an invaluable resource. And who doesn’t love a fidget.
Jack loves playing the trumpet, and for weeks he’s been looking forward to taking part in his first concert. But on the morning of the big day, Jack finds he has a Worry. And his Worry starts to grow. Even when Jack’s mother calls him for a special breakfast, even when he hides under the bed or runs around the yard, his Worry follows him. Suddenly, when it’s almost time to leave for the concert, Jack finds it’s all too much. For anyone who’s ever been afraid of failing at something new, this book offers just what’s needed to shrink a Worry down to size.
A touching and reassuring story about the jitters associated with first experiences — and the satisfaction that comes with conquering your fears. (From publisher)
All kids experience worries. Helping children understand what worry is, where it comes, and how to challenge it, is the first step in overcoming anxieties. The little elves in this book help children to learn to STOP, THINK TWICE, and see their worries for what they are.
We like to think of childhood as a carefree time, but for the many children with anxiety disorders it’s anything but. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders in children. It causes intense worry and anxiety that can disrupt emotional, academic, and social development. The good news is that GAD is highly treatable and children can be taught to manage and even overcome it.
A surprising number of children worry too much, often for reasons that may seem completely illogical to others. This sensitively written book helps children cope with their predisposition toward excessive worry, and will help prevent more serious anxiety disorders. The book tells the story of Anna, whose father calls her the “What If Kid” because she worries about everything, big or small. Fortunately, Anna is helped by a psychologist who teaches her simple and fun techniques. By the end of the book, Anna still worries sometimes – but now she knows just what to do.