Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxious children (ages 12 and under) and their parents. [more]

Outsmarting Worry, by Dawn Huebner

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 behaviors 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. More...

What To Do When You Worry Too Much, by Dawn Huebner

The creator of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series, Dr. Huebner writes books addressing a variety of mental health topics. Her books are accurate, lively, and engaging.
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We are hard-wired to shrink away from things that might hurt us. That’s a good thing, fighting, fleeing or freezing in the face of danger. But anxiety is about perceived danger, very different from actual danger, and over-responding leads to problems of its own. Dr. Huebner describes how to take back control, to face fear instead of running away.
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