Don’t Worry, Be Happy

A Child’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • Price: £10.99
  • Publication date: 8 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786852366

About the book

Does your child appear to worry a lot?
Do they experience episodes of feeling panicked and breathless?
Perhaps they have frequent tummy upsets, or are irritable, tearful, angry or withdrawn?
Do they have problems concentrating or show a loss of enthusiasm for their usual interests?

These could all be signs that your child is struggling with anxiety.

This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child to overcome anxiety. It’s aimed at children aged 7–11 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child’s emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come.

Your child will be guided, with the help of little monster – a friendly and supportive character they can identify with – through fun and engaging activities which are interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements and practical information for parents.

About the author

Poppy O'Neill runs a writers' retreat in Portsmouth. Her short stories and non-fiction have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, and her flash fiction has been long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Bristol Prize. Find her online at poppyoneill.wordpress.com and on Twitter @P_O_Neill.