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© 2019 by Kimberly Gibson, MS, ATR, LPCC.

  • Kim Gibson, MS, ATR, LPCC

Book Review- A book that can help children with anxiety

Updated: May 5, 2019

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) by Dr. Dawn Huebner

Did you know that worries are like tomatoes? No, you can't eat them, but you can make them grow, simply by paying attention to them. If your worries have grown so big that they bother you almost every day, this book is for you.


What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) by Dr. Dawn Huebner


This book is really helpful! I highly recommend this book if you have a child, between the ages of 6-12, who struggles with anxiety, worries and fears. This 80 page workbook is designed for children and parents to work on together. It opens by comparing worry to a plant, who will grow, if you give it attention. A very helpful analogy! Using basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, this book helps children develop strategies to conquer their anxiety. It is engaging and encouraging. I checked this copy out from the Los Angeles Public Library, but it is definitely one that I will buy for my permanent bookshelf. Dr. Dawn Huebner has written several other books, in a similar style, for children. Those topics include managing anger, OCD, conquering sleep problems and combating negativity. I can’t wait to check those out as well!



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