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When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety Paperback – May 1 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company (May 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781931282925
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931282925
  • ASIN: 1931282927
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 19.7 x 0.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Debra on Nov. 14 2011
Format: Paperback
I recommend this book for parents with anxious children or therapists who work with children who have anxiety. What is great about this book is the calming sequence that kids enjoy learning as well as teaching kids to rate their anxiety and associate it with specific situations-they learn SUDS and ways to control anxiety. Pictures are fun too.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dusty on July 9 2011
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This is a great book for children to read and relate to. I read this book with my child who is anxious and we had some really great discussions. I cannot say enough good about it. It was recommended to us by our counsellor and I have since recommended it to our school for children in our DC classes. They thought it was wonderful.
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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful
An excellent tool for dealing with anxiety in children! Aug. 17 2007
By J. Martinez - Published on
Format: Paperback
I am a behavioral therapist treating children with Autism and so far this book has proved to be a vital tool for dealing with anxiety-related behaviors. The number/rating scale helps children gauge their own level of anxiety without having to come up with the right words to say and then gives them the tools to calm themselves down instead of hitting, biting, etc. Highly recommended!!
51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Giving Children Strategies Oct. 13 2009
By RayMedia - Published on
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I bought this for my 5-year-old son, and I thought he would throw it across the room, because he often rejects my attempts at "talking through" his anger. But he was fascinated and seemed quite relieved to have been given a strategy to help himself. He often speaks in terms of feeling like a "5" or a "3". It is, for me, a helpful context for understanding his moods. That night, after we first worked through the book, he wrote me a picture and a card saying, "Thank you, Mama. I love the book." I am now about to check out some of the other books by this author. Although these books are published by the "autism- asberger" society, or some such organization, I think it is invaluable for any child who struggles with feelings that feel too big...
39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
What an excellent tool! Sept. 30 2007
By Minerva Vazquez - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent tool for children having diffiulties controlling their emotions. The visual thermometer and the "social story" makes it very helpful to assist these children to learn how to respond to their feelings/emotions more appropriately. My four year old likes to look at his thermometer and read the story every time he has reached a "5". It's been very helpful for him.
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Good for Younger Kids & Those New to Dealing with Anxiety April 22 2011
By Nirak - Published on
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I purchased this book for my nearly 7-year-old son after a recommendation from his special education teacher. It's a quick read at a level that would work for a very young child. The premise of the book is that the child can use the 5 point scale to help define and explain his/her level of anxiety to others (adults).

Because my son was diagnosed as ASD 4 years ago, we've been lucky to have had access to services and education in this area, so the 5 point scale used in the book was not new to us or my son. As I read the book, my son kept interrupting by saying things like, "Oh that's silly. Why would he be worried about that." He continued to feign interest in the book and made it clear that he felt the boy in the book needed to "just calm down". To be honest I didn't know whether to be happy that he had made such progress that he could tell me the imagined fears were silly, or disappointed that he wasn't more engaged.

Well, the very next day my son could not find his shoes before school. As time ticked by, his anxiety grew and grew. Then suddenly he burst out, "I CAN'T TAKE IT! I'M WAY ABOVE A 5! WAY ABOVE!" A 5, as explained in the book, is the highest level of anxiety. I couldn't help but smile as I helped him calm down and find his shoes.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great for all kids, helpful for parents and teachers Jan. 6 2008
By 3MzMom - Published on
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I have bought and given several copies of this book. It helps give a language to feelings that might otherwise be hard to describe.