Help kids understand how anxiety works and develop coping strategies to boost their mental well-being!
Anxiety in kids is on the rise: 4.4 million children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And even more kids experience some level of sustained anxiety in their daily lives. In kid-friendly language, this book explains what anxiety is and provides practical strategies for managing anxiety and information about how anxiety medication works in the brain. With a chapter dedicated to self-advocacy, kids also learn how to talk to peers and adults about their anxiety and how to ask for accommodations when needed.
Includes self-check and planning exercises, quotes from real kids, and a glossary of terms about anxiety. 144 pgs.