When My Worries Get Too Big!: A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live With Anxiety
55 Pages : Pub Date - 11/23/15
Buron, Kari Dunn/ Myles, Brenda Smith
This is a book for children with anxiety. High levels of stress and anxiety related to social situations, problems of emotional regulation and sensory issues are common in children who live with anxiety related disorders. High levels of stress can lead to a break down in cognitive functioning impacting a child's ability to learn from teaching, make good decisions and even form meaningful relationships. More than any other childhood issue, a loss of emotional control can lead to the need for a restrictive special education programming. Even for children who are able to attend inclusive classrooms, peers might avoid or fear a child whose behavior is unpredictably scary or even violent. The objective of this book is to teach highly anxious children how to relax their bodies and control their emotions. When My Worries Get Too Big is based on cognitive behavioral management and psycho-education, both of which are approaches to behavior management that focus on teaching children to recognize their own feelings of anxiety and then teaching them strategies to help them control those feelings. This second edition includes several additional strategies that parents and teachers can use to support children with anxiety. The strategies are inline with the evidence-based practice of self-management as well as offering visual and interactive structure to support children who lack executive functioning skills.