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Anxiety Resources for Kids and Parents

Anxiety resources for kids:
Resources for Kids

*Sometimes I’m Scared by Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata

*Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook and Anita DuFalla

*I Don’t Want to Go to School: Helping Children Cope with Separation Anxiety by Nancy Pando LICSW and Kathy Voerg

*What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids by James Crist

*I Bet I Won’t Fret: A Workbook to Help Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder by Timothy Sisemore PhD

*When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live With Anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron

*What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

*The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Transitions by Lawrence Shapiro PhD, Robin Sprague, and Matthew McKay PhD

Anxiety resources for teens:
Resources for Teens

*My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Michael Tompkins, Katherine Martinez, and Michael Sloan

*The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry by Lisa Schab LCSW

*Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood by Sheri Can Dijk MSW

*The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal With Stress by Gina Biegel MA LMFT

*Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem by Marc Fox PhD, Leslie Sokol PhD, Aaron Beck MD, and Judith Beck PhD

Anxiety resources for parents:
Resources for Parents

*Monsters Under the Bed and Other Childhood Fears: Helping Your Child Overcome Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias by Robyn Freedman Spizman

*Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step by Step Guide for Parents by Andrew Eisen, Linda Engler, and Joshua Sparrow

*Step Guide for Parents by Ronald Rapee PhD, Ann Wignall D Psych, Susan Spence PhD, and Heide Lyneham PhD

*The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents by Elizabeth DuPont, Spencer DuPont, and Caroline DuPont

*Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John Dacey and Lisa Fiore

*Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar Chansky PhD

*Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children by Bonnie Zucker

*Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers by Eli Lebowitz and Haim Omer

*Overcoming Anxiety in Teens and Pre-Teens: A Parent’s Guide by Dr. Richard Travis

*If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents by Edna Foa and Linda Wasmer Andrews

Online resources for Anxiety:
Online Resources



* Anxiety and Depression Association of America

* Children’s Anxiety Institute

* National Mental Health Association


* Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children: Information for Parents

Apps For Anxiety:

Positive Penguins: educational app to help kids understand why they feel the way they do and help them challenge their negative thinking 

• Breathe2Relax: app designed by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology to teach breathing techniques to manage stress 

• Worry Box: app to track worries 

• Bellybio: interactive, guided deep breathing 

• Optimism: mood tracking app 

• Mindful Yeti: mindfulness app for anxiety

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