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 is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6 - 12 year olds and their
parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.
Metaphors and humorous illustrations make difficult concepts easy to understand, while prompts to draw and write
help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this
book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change.
Published by Magination Press with
illustrations by Bonnie Matthews.
"Dr. Dawn Huebner has created a completely accessible, easy-to-understand book to show worrying
children a new way of life. Kids will breathe a sigh of relief to learn solutions that really work."
Tamar Chansky, PhD
"In a straightforward, clear, and warm tone, Dr. Huebner teaches parents and their children effective
techniques for dealing with anxiety, based on well-established scientific principles. Families will
almost certainly be able to find relief from the worries in their midst."
Jerry Miller, PhD
Director, University of Michigan Center for the Child and the Family
"An invaluable book for children and parents looking for practical ideas to try when worries
start to get too much to handle. This particular book is outstanding."
"This book provides a child-friendly means of understanding how anxiety disorders grow.
Cognitive and behavioral skills are presented in a gradual, friendly manner, which is
invaluable for the anxious child. This book is a must-have for mental health professionals,
teachers, guidance counselors, and parents of anxious children."
Michelle Saidel, MD
Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"A rare feat: a self-help book that bypasses jargon to become a terrific resource for kids."