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Posted 10th Jul
Does your child appear to worry a lot?

Perhaps they have frequent tummy upsets, or are irritable, tearful, angry or withdrawn?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 Fiz – 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.
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windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.



windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.



All children are different and have different levels of confidence or anxiety.

All parents have lived different lives and maybe do not understand why their child is a certain way and how to deal with it, if this book helps, what is the problem?

I could say the same about bullies who think they can say as they please ( and be hurtful to anxious children, or create anxious children) but cannot control or identify their own emotions when told the truth, to for example, be responsible for their actions....
Wish I’d had something like this to understand my feelings as a kid, maybe I wouldn’t have grown into such a nervous wreck of a human being!
windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.


The book is to help children with anxiety overcome it, not burden them with it.
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windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.


The book is to help children with anxiety overcome it, not burden them with it.
windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.



windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.



All children are different and have different levels of confidence or anxiety.

All parents have lived different lives and maybe do not understand why their child is a certain way and how to deal with it, if this book helps, what is the problem?

I could say the same about bullies who think they can say as they please ( and be hurtful to anxious children, or create anxious children) but cannot control or identify their own emotions when told the truth, to for example, be responsible for their actions....
Rastafari10/07/2019 22:31

The book is to help children with anxiety overcome it, not burden them …The book is to help children with anxiety overcome it, not burden them with it.

my book 'how to give your children anxiety' is available to pre order now. Comes with a free bottle of whiskey and a patented 'slapping' glove.
windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.


That sentence doesn't even make sense.
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Ideal for the "snowflake" generation!

OK, that's possibly a bit harsh, but I remember my own kids being overly anxious when the primary school did a whole term of anti-bullying strategies - I asked them "has anyone been nasty to you" - when they replied not, then I had to try and put it into context for them.

Yes, there are, without question, kids and situations which need supported, but there is always a risk of making children overly concerned about being overly concerned (about nothing) By all means, try this if there's a problem, but don't burden them with issues they've not encountered!

That all may be covered, but you don't need to fix something which isn't (yet) broken

only saying!
Wish I’d had something like this to understand my feelings as a kid, maybe I wouldn’t have grown into such a nervous wreck of a human being!
morethananaddict11/07/2019 00:38

Wish I’d had something like this to understand my feelings as a kid, maybe …Wish I’d had something like this to understand my feelings as a kid, maybe I wouldn’t have grown into such a nervous wreck of a human being!


Was just going to say the same thing....I'm 56 and thinking I should buy the book for myself
windym10/07/2019 22:18

Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with …Perhaps you should let your child be a child and not burden them with anxiety or think about putting them through the rigmarole that the snowflakes of today seem to have chosen as the norm.


You mean take them out of school for the whole of year six, when they do nothing but work for government set Sats tests? Many schools have extra lessons after school hours and during holidays too. Why? Because the school is judged on the results, they are of little benefit to the children.
M_z11/07/2019 07:14

....Because the school is judged on the results, they are of little …....Because the school is judged on the results, they are of little benefit to the children.


Spot on. And that's exactly what I tell my kids! Also, if your child happens to be close to one of the arbitrary thresholds then they get a whole lot of extra 'attention' to bump them up, while the other kids just tick along.
M_z11/07/2019 07:14

You mean take them out of school for the whole of year six, when they do …You mean take them out of school for the whole of year six, when they do nothing but work for government set Sats tests? Many schools have extra lessons after school hours and during holidays too. Why? Because the school is judged on the results, they are of little benefit to the children.


Not sure where you read that in my post.
I have read this book and it could be used by any child. It is full of activities that are just about focussing on the good things in life.

For £3 they might enjoy it.
ted20911/07/2019 07:47

Spot on. And that's exactly what I tell my kids! Also, if your child …Spot on. And that's exactly what I tell my kids! Also, if your child happens to be close to one of the arbitrary thresholds then they get a whole lot of extra 'attention' to bump them up, while the other kids just tick along.


The worst thing is the literacy tests actually put a lot of them off reading. As you know, its all about breaking down the sentence structure syntax into its component parts, which is very dry and something few adults can do, even those with 'A' levels and above in English.

I remember my year six was a happy time, we had plenty of tests - but never endless days preparing for them, but also lots of other activities and school trips.
Did children suffer from anxiety at a young age? Or is this more 12 up?
Craig_Burton11/07/2019 09:10

Did children suffer from anxiety at a young age? Or is this more 12 up?


I think its increasingly an issue over the past few years with the ramping up of pressure on primary school children sitting Sats tests on which their schools are judged. Some will blame social media too, but I'm not totally convinced as they have always had issues with social groups and bullies to deal with - I suppose the thing with social media is that its still there when they get home if their parents let them have it in bedrooms etc.
M_z11/07/2019 09:43

I think its increasingly an issue over the past few years with the ramping …I think its increasingly an issue over the past few years with the ramping up of pressure on primary school children sitting Sats tests on which their schools are judged. Some will blame social media too, but I'm not totally convinced as they have always had issues with social groups and bullies to deal with - I suppose the thing with social media is that its still there when they get home if their parents let them have it in bedrooms etc.


Right. So home is no longer an escape with social media. But I agree. School and testing has become ridiculous. It's why the Japanese and Chinese have so many problems. Constant testing and social pressure. Thank you.
This is a wider societal issue. Pressure on kids through advertising, social media, gaming, school, peer pressure even the tv programmes they watch. In many families parents have to work full time, children go to an educational setting from a younger age. There is less time to play outside. Parents themselves are stressed for many reasons and that gets passed onto the children (it has now be proved that it gets passed down through DNA). Parents have less time to sit with their children and talk. The wider family unit has broken down with grandparents often still working into their later years and therefore not available as a support network. Anxiety is not just a "snowflake" issue (which by the way calling a generation snowflakes only exacerbates the problem) but a deep rooted problem which is real. Our whole society seems to lack genuine empathy and it is becoming ever more apparent.
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