When My Worries Get Too Big!: A Relaxation Book for Children who Live with Anxiety 2nd edition
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by Kari Dunn Buron ©2013.
Mom's Choice Award Winner
Worry and anxiety are on an upswing. In fact, anxiety is the most frequent of all mental disorders in children. High levels of stress and big emotions related to social situations, sensory issues, or general frustration are common in children who live with anxiety. Such stress can lead to a loss of control, resulting in aggressive behavior, such as screaming, throwing things or even hurting someone. Prolonged anxiety can also seriously impact success in academic achievement and cause children to avoid social and extracurricular activities.
The first edition of When My Worries Get Too Big!: A Relaxation Book for Children who Live with Anxiety, was written to help children with anxiety, including those who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), recognize their own feelings of stress and learn how to use effective self-calming techniques.
Based on cognitive behavioral management, When My Worries Get Too Big, contains relaxation strategies that will help children self-monitor their stress levels so that worry doesn't turn into meltdowns. The author uses a 5-point scale system to teach kids how to bring stressful "level 5" feelings down to calm, "level 1" feelings. The story is told from the perspective of a kindergarten student named Nicholas, and colorful illustrations will help children identify with the concepts presented in the book.
The second edition, now with a special section on evidence-based teaching activities for parents and teachers, this bestselling children’s classic just became even better and more relevant. Evidence-Based strategies for dealing with very anxious children are included.
Included are 5 Point Scale charts to help a child determine their stress level and what to do to make it better and a calming sequence chart. The 5 Point Scale is also used in Incredible 5 Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition; Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses and 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries: Straight Up! An honest guide for teens and young adults.
Engaging and easy to read, this illustrated children’s book is filled with opportunities for children to participate in developing their own self-calming strategies. Children who use the simple strategies in this charming book, illustrated by the author, will find themselves relaxed and ready to focus on work or play. For children ages 4 to 10. (Softcopy, 55 pages)