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Feelings Happen (Kids)

These books will help children and their parents deal with anxiety and worry in children and offer solutions.

What happens when someone has anxiety? by Katie Kawa

"Anxiety disorders are a serious mental health concern for millions of people, including children. Readers who know a friend or family member who struggles with anxiety or who deal with anxiety in their own life can find suggestions for support and helpful facts in this age-appropriate overview of anxiety disorders"--

Sometimes I'm anxious : a child's guide to overcoming anxiety by Poppy O'Neill

"This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioral therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child overcome anxiety. It's perfect for children ages 8 to 12 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child's emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come."--Amazon.com

Gloria's big problem by Sarah Stiles Bright

Gloria is too anxious to sing and dance in public and her Problem follows her around, only getting bigger and bigger, until one day she decides to do something about it.

Meditation for kids : 40 activities to manage emotions, ease anxiety, and stay focused. by Tejal Patel

Meditation is great for dealing with tough feelings―even for kids! It doesn’t matter if your child is upset and needs to take a minute to calm down or you just want them to be a bit more focused, Meditation for Kids has the perfect exercise to help them out

Me and my fear by Francesca Sanna

When a young immigrant girl starts at a new school, she is accompanied by her fear, which grows bigger and bigger every day and keeps her isolated from her classmates, until one day a fellow student makes an offer of friendship.

Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Invites children to join the Very Hungry Caterpillar and take a moment to breathe and relax.

The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright

Reassuring text and lighthearted illustrations combine in the story of an anxiety-prone little dinosaur whose plans for a special picnic are complicated by fears about what could go wrong, before a little support from a loved one helps him find ways to soothe his butterflies.

The worry (less) book : feel strong, find calm, and tame your anxiety! by Rachel Brian

"Expertly vetted and playfully presented with comic illustrations, a young person's guide to anxiety management shares reassurance about how everyone gets worried sometimes and what to do when too much anxiety gets in the way."--

Ruby finds a Worry by Tom Percival

A young girl's sense of adventure and exploration vanishes when she discovers a Worry that grows and grows until she learns how to get rid of it.

Anxiety relief for kids : on-the-spot strategies to help your child overcome worry, panic & avoidance by Bridget Flynn Walker

Sometimes I feel worried by Jaclyn Jaycox

"What does it mean to feel worried? Everyone feels worried sometimes. Learn how to recognize, name, and manage your emotions. Stunning photos illustrate what being worried looks like. A mindfulness activity will help children learn how to turn worried feelings into good ones!"--

All about anxiety by Carrie (Children's author) Lewis

"Anxiety. It's an emotion that rears its head almost every day, from the normal worries and concerns that most of us experience, to outright fear when something scary happens, to the anxiety disorders that many kids live with daily. But what causes anxiety? And what can we do about it? All About Anxiety tackles these questions from every possible angle. Readers will learn what's going on in their brain and central nervous system when they feel anxious. They'll learn about the evolutionary reasons for fearand anxiety and that anxiety isn't always a bad thing--except for when it is! Most importantly, kids will discover new strategies to manage their anxiety so they can live and thrive with anxiety."--

Already a butterfly : a meditation story by Julia Alvarez

A too busy butterfly who spends her day hurrying and worrying finds her own "quiet place" after learning about meditation and mindfulness from a flower bud.

The don't worry book by Todd Parr

Offers readers solutions and comfort in situations that might make them worry.

Put your worries away by Gill Hasson

Mindfulness for anxious kids : a workbook to help children cope with anxiety, stress, and worry by Catherine P Cook-Cottone

Don't worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton

Little Crab is eager to go with Very Big Crab to see the ocean for the first time, but when he discovers how big the waves are, he is not so sure.

Elmo is mindful : how to stay focused, calm, and kind by Sesame Street (Television program)

"Elmo shares mindfulness tips to help his Sesame Street friends--and preschoolers everywhere--stay calm and focused."--

Feeling worried! by Kay Barnham

Calm : mindfulness for kids by Wynne Kinder

Shares mindfulness activities that teach children how to focus their thoughts and pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time, including breathing exercises, moving the body to unwind stress, and taking a walk in the woods.

A smart girl's guide, worry : how to feel less stressed and have more fun by Judith Woodburn

I'm worried by Michael Ian Black

Potato is worried about what might happen in the future, causing Flamingo to worry, too, but their friend, a little girl, encourages them to focus on enjoying the present, instead

Bee calm : the buzz on yoga by Frank J Sileo

Illustrations and rhyming text tell of Bentley the bee who, while buzzing around the garden, sees his friends in strange positions and learns why each practices yoga. Includes note for parents.
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