Worry has a way of growing, shifting from not-a-big-deal to a VERY BIG DEAL in the blink of an eye. This big-deal Worry is tricky, luring children into behaviours that keep the anxiety cycle going. Children often find it hard to fight back against Worry, but not anymore.
Outsmarting Worry teaches 9-13 year olds and the adults who care about them a specific set of skills that makes it easier to face – and overcome – worries and fears. Smart, practical, proven techniques are presented in language immediately accessible to children with an emphasis on shifting from knowing to doing, from worried to happy and free.
For young people aged 9-13 years old with excessive levels of anxiety, their parents and the professionals who work with them.
When children worry, their attempts to feel safe and comfortable only make worry more powerful. Helping anxious children understand and embrace this concept is no small feat. Dawn Huebner’s latest book gets the job done, unmasking worry and showing kids-with clarity and playful encouragement-how to put worry in its rightful place. — Lynn Lyons, LICSW, coauthor of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids
Outsmarting Worry is a playful and empowering approach to helping kids through their anxiety. — Chris Willard, MD (author of Growing Up Mindful, and other books)
Engaging with relatable examples, this book will empower children and their families to Outsmart Worry! An immediate conversation and action starter that helps develop skills and tools when worry gets in the way. — Mary K. Alvord, Ph.D., psychologist and co-author of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens, and Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents
Dr. Dawn Huebner has a magical way of making overcoming anxiety easily accessible to children of any age! By teaching concrete tools to help kids move from Perceived Fear to Relief by dropping unnecessary Safety Behaviors, children can learn to Outsmart Worry in no time! A must read for any parent and child who has ever had worries get the best of them. — Elisa Song, MD, Board-certified Pediatrician, California
Informally written, the text is clear and easy-to-read, and is broken down into steps with black and white illustrations that add humour and engage the reader… A useful book to add to the self-help section of the library. — Barbara Band * School Library Association *