Childhood Anxiety Disorders
What is an anxiety disorder? 

Childhood anxiety is when a child has extreme fears and worries. Children can develop anxiety for a number of reasons. Children can inherit anxiety genetically through other family members that have anxiety. Childhood anxiety can also occur after experiencing a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one or if they've experienced violence and abuse. When a child is raised around adults who are anxious, they can learn those fears and develop anxiety as well.

Signs & Symptoms Of Childhood Anxiety 

Symptoms Of Childhood Anxiety

- stomach pain
- headaches
- wetting in their beds
- socially withdrawn
- anger
- not wanting to go to school
- aggression
- refusing certain situations
- sleeping issues
- nightmares
- changes in their appetite
- chewing their nails
- tense muscles
- tired or fatigue
- changes in mood or irritability
- avoiding situations
- avoiding people
- not enjoying things they used too

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here are some facts about mental disorders in U.S. children:

ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children

9.4% of children aged 2-17 years (approximately 6.1 million) have received an ADHD diagnosis.

7.4% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.5 million) have a diagnosed behavior problem.

7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety.

3.2% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million) have diagnosed depression. 

Some of these conditions commonly occur together. For example:

Having another disorder is most common in children with depression: about 3 in 4 children aged 3-17 years with depression also have anxiety (73.8%) and almost 1 in 2 have behavior problems (47.2%).

For children aged 3-17 years with anxiety, more than 1 in 3 also have behaviour problems (37.9%) and about 1 in 3 also have depression (32.3%).

For children aged 3-17 years with behavior problems, more than 1 in 3 also have anxiety (36.6%) and about 1 in 5 also have depression (20.3%).

Types of childhood anxiety

Types Of Childhood Anxiety

- Separation Anxiety Disorder

- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

- Selective Mutism

- Phobias

- Generalized Anxiety Disorder

- Social Anxiety Disorder

- Panic Attacks

- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Separation Anxiety

Most younger children tend to feel anxiety when they leave their parents to go to daycare or with a relative for the night, that's normal. They're simply not used to being away from their parents so it is an adjustment, however, when they get older and they are still really struggling, it could be separation anxiety. 

Often times, children will miss events or even days at school by pretending to be sick, in order to stay home with their parent(s). In addition, it is common for these children to be afraid of being in a different room than their parent(s) or sleeping alone in their bed without them. 

Separation Anxiety

- clings to parents/caregivers
- fear of separation
- cries when separated from parents/caregivers
- nightmares or bedwetting
- refuses to go anywhere without parents/caregivers
- headaches or stomach pain
- excessive worries about losing parents/caregivers
- refuses sleepovers away from home
- avoids activities without parents/caregivers
- refuses to sleep alone
- fear of being alone
- tantrums while separating from parents/caregivers
- refuses to go to school
- distressed about leaving home

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Children with OCD have repetitive thoughts about obsessions, they have compulsions, they often repeat the same phrases or words, they repeat the same actions such as hand washing, they check things all the time and they often need things to be a certain way.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- long periods of time spent touching things
- extreme obsession with dirt or germs
- checking and rechecking things multiple times
- too much attention to detail
- hoarding objects
- repetitive handwashing
- worrying about something bad occurring
- aggressive thoughts, urges, or behaviors
- touching or stepping in certain ways
- counting and recounting a lot
- upset because things aren't just right
- putting things in a certain order
- repeating words, phrases, or questions
- worrying that someone they love could get sick or hurt
- arranging things over and over
- having unwanted thoughts
- frequently confessing or apologizing
- trouble making choices
- thinking about something over and over
- extreme fears about doing something wrong
- doubting decisions
- needing excessive reassurance

Social Anxiety Disorder 

When a child has social anxiety they are often afraid that people may say things about them, they get embarrassed by something possibly happening or that they may not act appropriately, they are afraid that they may say the wrong thing to other children, and they also don't like to bring attention to themselves. 

A child with social anxiety can feel uncomfortable talking to other kids in their class, public speaking/speaking in front of their peers, going to birthday parties, attending activities, eating in public, going to school or talking on the phone. 

Social Anxiety
- intense anxiety in social situations
- fear of being judged by others
- avoiding social situations
- feeling sad or angry in social settings
- worries about being embarrassed around other people
- throwing tantrums before social events
- asking questions for reassurance about situations
- fear of meeting new people
- exaggerated fears about social situations
- fears reading out loud in class
- freezing up around others
- difficulty ordering food at restaurants
- avoids eye contact around others
- refuses to go to school
- difficulty making friends
- refuses to speak in some situations
- extreme self-consciousness in social settings
- speaks softly around others
- sweating, nausea or blushing around others
- clinging to parents at social events

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Children who have generalized anxiety disorder worry excessively about a variety of things. A child who has generalized anxiety may constantly look for reassurance and seek out perfection. 

These children tend to worry about natural disasters, school work/grades, friends, family, relationships, health and how well they are doing during activities. They usually ask "what if" questions and worry about things that are out of their control.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- worries about things before they happen
- refusing to go to school
- worries about friends and family
- extreme tired and fatigued
- inability to relax
- clinging to family members
- constant thoughts and fears
- difficulty concentrating
- easily startled
- worries about being away from home
- difficulties sleeping
- worries more than their peers
- frequent stomach aches or headaches
- fidgets and unable to sit still
- reassurance seeking
- excessive studying
- asking a lot of "what if" questions
- overthinking situations
- lacking confidence

Selective Mutism

Children who have Selective Mutism will usually only speak to people they know very well and are comfortable with such as their parents, people at school or family members. These children get very anxious and don't speak so to most people they just appear to be shy, so often times they go undiagnosed. 

Selective Mutism

- socially awkward and shy 
- withdrawn 
- getting angry when asked questions
- uncomfortable with expectations to speak
- tantrums after school
- stiff and tense around unfamiliar people 
- fidgeting
- inability to speak in certain settings
- shuts down around strangers
- won't speak as they feel embarrassed around others
- difficulty processing sensory input
- fearful of birthday parties or family gatherings
- stubborn or aggressive
- fear of being around other people
- nonverbal communication to express needs
- avoids eye contact 
- disinterested in events or school
- nervous and uneasy

Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks are sudden unexpected anxiety. The triggers are not always obvious and can happen when you least expect it to. It can be very difficult to see your child suffering from panic attacks as they are extremely frightening for a child. 

The symptoms of a panic attack can be different for each child. When children have panic attacks in certain places or while doing certain activities, the fear of having another panic attack in the same place or while doing the same activity can lead to a develpment of agoraphobia. 

Panic Attacks

- chest pains
- difficulty breathing 
- faint or dizzy 
- feeling sick 
- needs to escape
- sweating 
- intense fear or terror
- shaking
- fast heart rate 
- stomach pain 
- sudden urge to use the restroom 
- hyperventilating 

Specific Phobia 

A phobia is an extreme fear of something specific. Children may have a fear of a person, a type of person, places, animals, bugs or situations. An event or object is often what triggers them to be anxious. For the most part, all children fear the same things but it's the level of fear and degree of anxiety they are experiencing that makes these fears problematic. 

Children with phobias feel fear so intense that it can disrupt their routine and daily living, often times hindering their ability to concentrate, enjoy activities or relax. These children will cling to their parents, cry and be fearful. There are several common phobias children may have. Getting bloodwork, shots or IV, spiders and bugs, having someone they love get sick or hurt, heights,  thunder storms and lightening, flying or travel away from home, enclosed spaces or animals. 

Specific Phobia 

- anxiety when exposed to a certain object
- powerless to control fears 
- dizziness
- intense sweating
- difficulties breathing
- intense and immediate reaction
- panic in particular situations 
- upset stomach
- avoids the feared location or object 
- common phobias are a fear of animals, insects, dark or bloodwork (shots) 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Children with PTSD have experienced a traumatic event which can lead to the development of an exaggerated anxious stress response. An example of this is if they have experienced a stressful life event such as a natural disaster or if they have been abused. Children who are most at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder are children who witnessed a traumatic event and were hurt directly or already have other anxieties prior to the traumatic event. 

A child with post-traumatic stress disorder can re-experience trauma and have nightmare's or think about their past traumatic experiences. Children are resilient, the good news is that many children who have experienced a traumatic event will not develop PTSD or they will recover in a small amount of time. Signs/symptoms to look for in a child with PTSD are as follows:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

- becomes upset when thinking about memories
- difficulties sleeping
- ongoing fears
- sadness
- nightmares
- including the trauma in their play
- keep remembering the traumatic event 
- irritability and angry outbursts
- being withdrawn
- feeling of numbness
- feeling nervous or jittery
- headaches or stomachaches
- avoiding situations that remind them of the trauma
- often looking for possible threats
- easily startled
- reacting when something reminds them of traumatic event

The Fight-or-Flight & Freeze Response

Flight or flight & Freeze is when a child's body naturally prepares for an attack and gets ready for a threat. In highly anxious situations the fight or flight & freeze response is triggered. This is what our bodies do to react to dangerous situations. Anxiety is an emotion that protects us from harm and danger but for some children it can happen when they are not in danger at all. 

After a traumatic event in a child's life, they can develop an exaggerated anxious stress response. This is usually if the child has PTSD, have been abused or have experienced a stressful life event such as a natural disaster. 

It is important to explain to your children why they are reacting in fight or flight & freeze so that they don't blame themselves or believe that something is wrong with them. 

When your child is having a fight, flight or freeze response help them practice and focus on their breathing. Avoid asking them to calm down as they are unable to reason with you while they are feeling this way. Reassure them, remind them to focus on their breathing and once they begin to calm down you can start some calming activities. Sensory Activities could include yoga, heavy work activities or sensory calming activities. 

What triggers a fight, flight or freeze response?

What triggers a fight, flight or freeze response?
- sensory overload
- transitions from one place to another
- feeling lonely or rejected by peers
- feeling unsafe
- being hungry or thirsty
- transitioning from one activity to the next activity
- feeling they could be in trouble
- when their routine changes unexpectedly
- changes they weren't expecting (unpredictability)

What are symptoms of flight, fight and freeze? 

Freeze (hypo-arousal)
- feeling like they can't move
- feeling numb
- difficulty speaking
- feeling disconnected
- holding their breath
- Shut down
- heart racing
- feeling trapped

Flight (hyper-arousal)
- fidgeting
- restless
- difficulty sitting still
- wanting to run away from the situation
- heavy breathing
- hiding

Fight (hyper-arousal)

- yelling and raising their voice
- aggressive
- arguing
- glaring
- stomping
- kicking

- clenching their fists
- tightening their muscles and being tense
- throwing things
- clawing or scratching
- pushing
- spitting
- screaming
- hitting
- feeling irritable

There are many relaxation techniques that children can learn as well as therapies to help them with their stress responses and anxiety such as: 

- Deep breathing


Mindful activities 

- Exercise

- Coloring and painting 

- Listening to calming sounds or music

- Meditation

- Visualizing things, places or people that make them happy 

- Taking a sensory break 

- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CDT) 

- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) 

- Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) 

How do I get help for my child who may have anxiety? When should I seek professional help for my anxious child?

You should reach out to a professional and seek medical advice if your child is:

- always on edge
- constant persistent worries
- always nervous
- scared about many things
- upset several times a day
- having several daily meltdowns/ tantrums
- avoiding different situations 
- displaying stress that is interfering with their daily life
- no longer has the ability to relax
- having increased fears which disrupts their family life 

If you are concerned that your child may be experiencing childhood anxiety, find a local therapist, child psychologist or counsellor that is properly trained to treat children with anxiety disorders. Meet with them to speak about your concerns and ask how they can help your child. A therapist, child psychologist or counsellor that is trained to help children who are struggling with childhood anxieties can put together a plan with you to help your child. 

Once you have set up an appointment for your child to meet their therapist, child psychologist or counsellor encourage your child to talk about their feelings. 

Help your child face their fears gradually. It is important not to avoid their fears. You can help them by being positive and taking small steps to overcome their fears. A therapist will also be able to give you ideas moving forward in therapy. 

Remember to be patient and understanding with your child, it takes a lot of courage for your child to talk about their anxiety. It takes incredible strength to take the steps needed to work on their anxiety and get better. 

Offering comfort, understanding and positive responses to your child will help them a lot.

Here are some tips to help your child when they are struggling with childhood anxiety. 

- Make a worry box (they write down what they are worried about and put them in the box 

- Provide a bag of tools that can be calming for your child such as fidgets, weighted lap pad etc. 

- Encourage calming activities that your child can participate in to keep them calm and not stressed 

- Write their worries and fears in a journal 

- Worry dolls/worry eaters can be a great tool for kids 

- Learn and practice different breathing techniques together

- Social stories for children with anxiety can also be a great tool 

- Exercise regularly 

- Eating healthy meals 

- Start attending yoga sessions for children and parents 

- Keeping them busy gives them less time to think 

- Reading children's books about anxiety. It's important that they understand what anxiety is and why they're feeling how they do 

- When you notice that your child is being brave and doing well with their anxiety, cheer them on! Take notice and let them know they are doing a great job

Calming a child when they are anxious

- Create a calm down area at home with calming and relaxing tools 

- Give your child a cold glass of water 

- Squeeze fidgets or playing with dough

- Hugs! Hugs are a great way to help children feel calm

- Name animals alphabetically 

- Breathing exercises 

- Ask your child to close their eyes,  visualize their favorite place and describe it to you 

- Use a weighted blanket or weighted a weighted lap pad/weighted animal 

FREE Apps that can be helpful tools for children who have anxiety

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame (FREE) 

This is a resourcful app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.
Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more!

Stop, Breathe & Think Kids (FREE) 

Meditation and mindfulness made easy and fun for kids, to help them discover and develop their superpowers of sleep, being calm, learning to breathe or to resolve conflicts.
From the creators of the award-winning app for adults, Stop, Breathe & Think Kids is a mindful games app designed specifically for kids ages 5 - 10. Kids can check into how they are feeling using fun emojis and try recommended mindful missions and meditations tuned to those emotions. Stickers reward their progress and keep the mindful activities engaging.
The kids meditation and mindful missions in Stop, Breathe & Think Kids were developed in collaboration with activity-based mindfulness expert Susan Kaiser Greenland, creator of the Inner Kids program and author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child.

Super Stretch Yoga (FREE) 

Top 100 Health & Wellness app on iTunes! Super Stretch is a fun, interactive yoga app created for kids, used by the whole family!
Move, play and breathe as Super Stretch introduces you to his friends and their yoga poses. Super Stretch is your guide who takes you on your journey.
Using storytelling, animation and video examples, kids enjoy making NAMASTE a part of their day. NAMASTE is The Adventures of Super Stretch’s secret code to help kids learn to find balance and strength in their lives. Be the best you can be! Practice poses, collect 12 stars and get a team photo. Each of Super Stretch's friends helps us learn how to use movement and breathing to make every day balanced. Then, real-life kids demonstrate the pose. So easy and entertaining we forget that it’s exercise.

Childhood Anxiety & Worry Books For Children

Stressed Ninja: A Children’s Book About Coping with Stress and Anxiety
As adults, we tend to think that the world to children is happy and carefree. After all, kids don't have bills to pay or jobs, so what could they possibly have to stress about? Even very young children have worries and feel stress to some degree. Stressed Ninja shows us how we can use a simple grounding technique to reduce stress in our everyday lives.
Find out what happens in this Ninja Life Hacks book about dealing with stress and anxiety. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.

Emily Grace and the What-Ifs
Bedtime is a trigger for many kids. Fears about going to bed, worries that seem only to appear at bedtime, attempts to sleep with parents, and pleas for a parent to stay until they fall asleep are common. Having a predictable routine and being available most nights at bedtime is necessary for your child’s well-being; however, it is also important for children to learn how to self-soothe. The good news is that children can learn to cope with bedtime fears and fall asleep on their own. This book is a wonderful place to start. As soon as Emily Grace gets into bed, her mind starts running with scary “What-Ifs,” but then she takes a moment to calm down, notices the familiar details of her room, and sees that all is well.

Bye-Bye Time (Separation Anxiety)
Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by a baby-sitter means saying good-bye to Mom or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a big deal. This gentle book helps ease the transition with simple rituals: hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children. Toddlers learn that good-bye isn’t forever, it’s just for a while. An award-winning author/illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation.

How To Tame My Anxiety Monster (Mindful Monster Collection) 
Do you have an anxiety monster that is big, and wild, and likes to visit you? Is there any way to tame him? Can he be a helpful monster that you just might not mind having around? Find out in this delightful new book with practical solutions just for kids that deal with anxiety. Your child may also feel empowered by the child in this story as he becomes more confident. While learning new coping strategies to deal with his anxiety, his monster shrinks. He may not be able to make his monster go away completely, but he can learn to tame him! In the back section of this book are some parent helps that can be great conversation starters for children and parents that deal with anxiety.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Did you know that worries are like tomatoes? No, you can't eat them, but you can make them grow, simply by paying attention to them. If your worries have grown so big that they bother you almost every day, this book is for you.
What to Do When You Worry Too Much guides children and parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of anxiety. Lively metaphors and humorous illustrations make the concepts and strategies easy to understand, while clear how-to steps and prompts to draw and write help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety.

A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries
Anxiety comes from feelings of being worried, scared, or anxious. When these feelings are in small amounts that’s okay because they are there to help protect us, but when they get TOO BIG, they become overwhelming and need to be managed. When a child experiences anxiety it can prevent them from doing what he/she wants and and/or needs to do, which can make anxiety a disability.
This story addresses how anxiety can affect all ages and how it can show up in all different situations. The Gray SPOT in the story creates a visual representation of Anxiety so that a child can see when it's gets too big, and how to shrink it back to a Green PEACEFUL SPOT.

My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing
Do YOU have the magic breath?
Let’s see…Take a deeeeeep breath in…and BLOW it out…
…and like magic, you can feel better just by breathing! Sometimes it’s hard to feel happy. But with this interactive picture book, children breathe along as they learn how to make angry or sad thoughts disappear.
In a world that is sometimes too busy, with too many things going on, My Magic Breath will help steer children into a serene space of mindfulness, self-awareness, and balance.

Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing
In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others.

Simple, playful, and with delightful illustrations, Alphabreaths is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and breath awareness.

I Am Stronger Than Anxiety: Children’s Book about Overcoming Worries, Stress and Fear (World of Kids Emotions)
Often face with kids’ anxiety and still have no idea how to deal with children’s big emotions and feelings? Try this entertaining picture book and learn how to help children cope with their worry and stress.
All children worry from time to time and it is a normal part of growing up. But, when anxiety becomes overwhelming, it can greatly affect kids’ behavior. It may lead to a feeling of stress, exhaustion, isolation and many others. It is very important to be aware of these emotions and to know how to deal with them in a healthy way.

I Choose to Calm My Anxiety: A Colorful, Picture Book About Soothing Strategies for Anxious Children (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) In this rhyming story, Lucas is weighed down by his worry and anxiety. Through colorful illustrations and rhythmic rhymes, he learns coping mechanisms on how to deal with big emotions like anxiety.
For every child who has experienced anxious thoughts, this story teaches kids how to respond to anxiety through several soothing strategies.
”I Choose to Calm My Anxiety” is a story with social emotional learning (SEL) in mind. It has been praised by teachers and therapists worldwide.

Worry Ninja: A Children's Book About Managing Your Worries and Anxiety (Ninja Life Hacks)
Worry Ninja shares how he overcomes the worry wheel by using his circle of control and a dandelion.
Find out what happens in this comedic book about soothing your worries. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. 

The Worry (Less) Book: Feel Strong, Find Calm, and Tame Your Anxiety!
Start worrying less and enjoying life with this book for people who worry or struggle with anxiety (so yeah -- everyone)!
We all have a mixture of fun and not-so fun feelings. And everyone feels worried sometimes. But too much anxiety can get in the way. So this book is here to help you identify your anxiety, understand why it's just part of that thing we call life, and equip you with all the tools you need to find calm again.
From recognizing when you're feeling anxious and worried, to taking charge by training your brain and using awesome techniques to help you feel good again, this book will have you worrying less and living more.

Right Now: I Am Brave Hardcover
In the second book of her "Right Now" series, Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. explains the choice that we all have when we face our fears, and provides simple examples of how to overcome our anxieties in such situations.
"Right Now, I Am Brave" is a mindfully written self-help guide to aid children with facing their fears and living bravely during uncertain times. Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families and specializes in using evidence-based treatments to help with managing anxiety, worry, anger, and low mood. Through her children’s books, Daniela brings to life concepts and strategies that can be helpful for children everywhere.

Right Now, I Am Fine
Dr. Daniela's Owen, Ph.D., an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, has published her first book specifically to help children deal with the complications of stress and anxiety from the COVID Epidemic.
"Right Now, I Am Fine" a mindfully written self-help guide to aid children in dealing with stress and anxiety, by uncovering their emotions and following a simple calming routine. Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families and specializes in using evidence-based treatments to help with managing anxiety, worry, anger, and low mood. 

The Invisible String Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. 

Ninjas Know the CBT Triangle: A Children's Book About How Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors Affect One Another; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Ninja Life Hacks)
Meet Thinking Ninja whose superpower is thinking! In this engaging and fun story, Thinking Ninja introduces young readers to the CBT triangle and the concept of how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors affect one another.
It's the first day of school and Thinking Ninja is scared. Learn how to recognize your thoughts so you can change your behaviors!
Life is tough. But so are you!
The children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.

Don't Feed The WorryBug
Say hello to Wince, one of the biggest worriers you will ever meet. From cookies to homework to the weather, Wince worries about everything.  And when Wince starts to worry, his WorryBug appears. At first the WorryBug is small and non-threatening, but the more Wince Worries the more his WorryBug grows. Don't Feed The WorryBug is great story to start the conversation on worry and anxiety. We all worry, it happens, but the key is to not let those worries aka the WorryBug grow to the point that it ruins your day.
Soft bound book includes coloring pages and WorryBug note pages to help keep track of when the pesky WorryBug arrives.

Social Ninja: A Children's Book About Making Friends (Ninja Life Hacks) 
It's not easy making friends so Social Ninja's shares the 3 Ss strategy!
Find out all about it in the new Ninja Life Hacks book about being social and make new friends!
Life is tough. But so are you!
The children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. 

Brave Ninja: A Children's Book About Courage (Ninja Life Hacks) 
Sometimes, it helps to BE brave even when we aren’t FEELING brave.
In this comedic story about developing courage, Brave Ninja finds a way to calm fears and become the best ninja they can possible be!
Life is tough. But so are you!
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike.

Anxious Ninja: A Children's Book About Managing Anxiety and Difficult Emotions
Anxious Ninja experiences difficult emotions that paralyzes him until his friend gives him tips on how to handle his anxiety.
Find out what happens in this comedic book about anxiety. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. 

Please Explain Anxiety to Me!: Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents
This book translates anxiety from the jargon of psychology into concrete experiences that children can relate to. Children and their parents will understand the biological and emotional components of anxiety responsible for the upsetting symptoms they experience. Please Explain Anxiety to Me, 2nd Edition gives accurate physiological information in child friendly language. A colorful dinosaur story explains the link between brain and body functioning, followed by practical therapeutic techniques that children can use to help themselves.

My Deep Breath  Has your child had one too many meltdowns this week? What if you could teach them a technique that would help them manage their big feelings and develop a positive and healthy mindset?
Learning to regulate emotions is important to a child's mental health.  My Deep Breath teaches the power of deep breathing to manage emotions - negative and positive. 
Children experience many emotions during their day, which can be scary.  This simple tool, which is learned through repetition, will enable your children to develop self-control and understand what to do when they feel overwhelmed. 
The simple language and use of vibrant illustrations will engage toddlers and children age 1-5 and help them learn essential coping skills in a fun way.
Watch your children practice this skill as they read along with you. 

Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked. Everyone feels fear, worry and apprehension from time to time, but when these feelings prevent a person from doing what he/she wants and/or needs to do, anxiety becomes a disability.
This fun and humorous book addresses the problem of anxiety in a way that relates to children of all ages. It offers creative strategies for parents and teachers to use that can lessen the severity of anxiety. The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety. 

Cora is struggling with her Whatif questions ahead of a big piano recital in this timely picture book about overcoming anxiety.
What if my dog runs away?
What if I forget my homework?
What if the sun stops shining?
What if my crayon breaks?
Cora is constantly worrying about everything. Because of this, the Whatifs love her. They sneak up to her and give her all kinds of doubts: big or small, silly or frightening, likely or impossible. As she prepares for an upcoming piano recital, the Whatifs cling on tighter and drag her down, making her anxious about messing up during the concert. Will she be able to change her worry-filled thoughts into hopeful ones?

Help Your Dragon Deal With Anxiety: Train Your Dragon To Overcome Anxiety. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Deal With Anxiety, Worry And Fear. (My Dragon Books)
Having a pet dragon is very fun!
He can sit, roll over, and play…
He can candle a birthday cake, lit a campfire, or so many other cool things…
But what if your dragon is constantly worrying about so many things?
What if he’s worried about his math test even though he has studied very hard?
What if he’s so nervous about his upcoming book report in front of the class?
What if he gets so anxious when he has to go get a shot from the doctor office? So anxious that he has a meltdown?

Anxiety Relief Book for Kids: Activities to Understand and Overcome Worry, Fear, and Stress
Dealing with anxiety is tough, but with the right tools, kids can learn how to handle it in a healthy way so they can get back to the fun of being a kid. Anxiety Relief Book for Kids is the perfect introduction to anxiety books for kids, full of information and exercises to help kids build skills for finding peace and facing their fears with confidence.
This standout among anxiety books for kids includes:
An understanding of worries―Unlike many other anxiety books for kids, this one teaches them where worries come from, what they feel like, and ways to conquer them.
Real-life solutions

Feelings Ninja: A Social, Emotional Children's Book About Emotions and Feelings - Sad, Anger, Anxiety (Ninja Life Hacks)
Feelings can change like a roller coaster. An important step in helping children cope with their emotions is to help them recognize and identify them—all of them. Emotions and feelings aren’t right or wrong. They just exist. From positivity to frustration and anger, they are all part of the many emotions we experience. When you help your child understand his or her feelings, they are better equipped to manage them effectively.
In this story, Feelings Ninja experiences a lot of feelings and learns how to recognize and identify emotions:

Find Your Calm: A Mindful Approach To Relieve Anxiety And Grow Your Bravery
“Anxiety can feel big and powerful. It can show up suddenly, without warning.”
For many kids, it can be overwhelming.
Anxiety is not just a cognitive experience. When children feel anxious, their bodies respond physically to a perceived threat. They need to feel a sense of safety before being able to figure out what to do next.
Your child can follow along and learn as the young narrator practices strategies that keep the anxiety from taking over.
Find Your Calm is a wonderfully accessible book that teaches children how to tap into their sense of safety when anxiety sends a false alarm, so they can find their calm. It includes simple grounding activities and coping tools for them to practice.

I Feel Anxious: Children's Picture Book About Overcoming Anxiety For Kids (Emotions & Feelings Book for Preschool) 
Even the best day can be ruined if anxiety settles in the heart.
Moving to a new home is a big and joyful event in Max's life.
What now awaits him in his new school? 
Will his new teacher be kind? 
Will he have any new friends? 
He does not know this, and these thoughts do not give him peace and instill in his heart anxiety before the unknown. Fortunately, his parents are there to teach Max how to overcome anxiety, and the first day of school brings a lot of joy.
I Feel Anxious - this is a good story about how difficult it is sometimes for a child to cope with anxiety and how happy it is when everything is over. 

Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities to Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety, and Stay Focused
A little calm for your little ones―the joy of meditation for kids ages 4 to 8
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.
Teach your child how fun and easy meditation for kids can be. Exercises are simple and short so you don’t have to fight to keep their attention. From Stop-Sign Breath and Meditating on a Lily Pad to Happy Hummingbird and Anger Washing Machine, Meditation for Kids is filled with dozens of different kinds of exercises, each tailored to specific situations. Help your child start on the path to inner peace today!

Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere
Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school.
Based on Kira Willey’s Parents’ Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day, and encourage families to establish a fun and consistent mindfulness practice, whether at home or on the go.

Help Your Dragon Overcome Separation Anxiety: A Cute Children's Story to Teach Kids How to Cope with Different Kinds of Separation Anxiety, Loneliness and Loss. (35) (My Dragon Books)
Having a pet dragon is very fun!
He can sit, roll over, and play…He can candle a birthday cake, lit a campfire, or so many other cool things…
But what if your dragon is constantly worrying when he’s separated from you?
What if he’s refusing to go to sleep without you being by his side?
What if he won’t let you go anywhere because he’s excessively worried that you might get hurt?
What if he refuses to go to school due to fear of separation?
What if he’s also feeling sad for his friend who only visits with his dad on the weekends, or a friend whose mom is in the Air Force, and the loss of a loved one, and much more…?

Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress  Is anxiety disrupting your life? With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can be your guide out of the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life.
Getting good grades, keeping up with social media, maintaining friendships... you have a lot on your plate and it's more difficult when you add anxiety to the mix. You may even be avoiding situations, events, or people that could trigger your anxiety. So, how do you stop yourself from missing out on life? 

How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear?: A book to help children manage and overcome anxiety, anxious thoughts, stress and fearful situations
Little Bear is a worrier. He worries about everything! But with Mama Bear’s help, he soon learns his worries are not so big after all. Through this engaging and beautifully illustrated story, children will learn that everyday worries and fears can be overcome. It just takes a willingness to share with a helpful listener, and an understanding that making mistakes is how we learn. Also included are Discussion Questions for parents, caregivers and educators, and extra hints to help children manage anxiety.

Outsmarting Worry (An Older Kid's Guide to Managing Anxiety)
Worry has a way of growing, shifting from not-a-big-deal to a VERY BIG DEAL in the blink of an eye. This big-deal Worry is tricky, luring children into behaviours that keep the anxiety cycle going. Children often find it hard to fight back against Worry, but not anymore. Outsmarting Worry teaches 9-13 year olds and the adults who care about them a specific set of skills that makes it easier to face - and overcome - worries and fears. Smart, practical, proven techniques are presented in language immediately accessible to children with an emphasis on shifting from knowing to doing, from worried to happy and free.

Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need.
Big emotions can be overwhelming!
Help your child build on their capacity to engage more mindfully, self-regulate, and develop emotional resilience.
Listening to my Body is an engaging and interactive book that guides children through the practice of naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them. From wiggly and squirmy to rested and still, Listening to My Body helps children develop a sensations vocabulary so that they can express what they are experiencing.
Includes kid-friendly mindfulness activities woven throughout the book to reinforce the teachings.

The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series)
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) 
Kids learn well through repetition, and simple easy to 'get' kid-language. 
Your child will incorporate the idea of 'I Can Handle It' almost immediately after reading this book, even in our current uncertain times.  
After reading this book, they will have great ideas for how to ‘handle’ tough situations!
When they are tired of having to stay home, they will think 'I can handle it'!
When they are missing their friends, they will think 'I can handle it'!
When they are feeling worried about the future, they will think 'I can handle it'!

See You Soon: A Children's Book for Mothers and Toddlers dealing with Separation Anxiety 
Separation anxiety can bring a lot of confusing feelings for a child and Mom.
Join the journey of our little one and his Mama as they learn to deal with being away from each other, through positive healthy attachment.
Our story takes you on a journey of coping with these big, tough, emotions and converting them into excitement and positivity, through fun, heartwarming story telling.

Shy Ninja: A Children's Book About Social Emotional Learning and Overcoming Social Anxiety
Extreme shyness causes Shy Ninja to miss out on normal, everyday activities.
For example, Shy Ninja would experience fear, shaking, and anxiety. Things change when a friend introduces Shy Ninja to a very F.U.N. method to reduce symptoms of social anxiety.
Find out what happens in this book about overcoming social anxiety.
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.

Mindfulness for Little Ones: Playful Activities to Foster Empathy, Self-Awareness, and Joy in Kids
It’s never too early for self-awareness, empathy, and joy―a guide for kids ages 2 to 5
Your toddler or preschooler lives in the moment, but they can still feel overwhelmed. Mindfulness for Little Ones helps children ages 2 through 5 move toward healthy coping skills and behaviors with playful, developmentally appropriate activities. Designed to tap into your child’s innate curiosity and boundless energy, these fun activities promote the repetition, sensory play, and positive emotions that develop mindfulness for kids.

Little Unicorn Is Scared
For fans of unicorns, Mr. Men, and Little Miss, this book in the Little Unicorn series about coping with strong feelings offers tools to manage anxiety or fear of the dark--and integrates a breathing exercise right into the story. A little unicorn's rainbow-colored mane is magic--it shifts to a single color when he's feeling a particularly strong emotion. At bedtime, he often is scared of the dark, and his mane turns bright green. But when he repeats a special three-step breathing exercise, his fear disappears and his rainbow returns--and if he ever feels scared again, he'll know just what to do.
With simple, accessible artwork and the universal character appeal of unicorns, each How Do You Feel Today? 

Help Hungry Henry Stay Positive: An Interactive Picture Book About Managing Negative Thoughts and Being Mindful
Hungry Henry was not always so happy and positive. He struggled with negativity until he discovered a strategy that changed him forever.
Together with Hungry Henry, kids will discover simple ways to embrace positivity in difficult situations such as:
Being mindful
Releasing negative thoughts
Being thankful

Bedtime Meditations for Kids: Quick, Calming Exercises to Help Kids Get to Sleep
If counting sheep isn’t helping your child fall asleep, Bedtime Meditation for Kids is a dream come true. Discover tons of techniques, breathing exercises, mindful meditations, yoga poses, and more to help your little one fall asleep faster and easier. No more tossing and turning!
Kids can drift into a deep slumber with fun activities designed to help them calm down, cope with difficult emotions, improve concentration, and get restful sleep. 
In this practical book about meditation for kids, you’ll explore:
Calm down―Find soothing meditations that will help your child manage anxious feelings and fall asleep without trouble, like Feel Better and White Light.

My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset) 
"Let's not just teach our children how to cope and survive, let's teach them how to Thrive"
Teach your children about Mental Strength, Resilience and a Growth Mindset. With My Strong Mind your children will be introduced to mental strength and learn social skills and techniques to develop their own strong mind.
This first My Strong Mind introduces Kate, a sporty and happy girl who uses her strong mind to tackle her daily challenges with a positive attitude.

What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety Hot air balloon pilots have wonderful adventures, where they get to see things they have never seen before and learn all about the world outside. Flying a hot air balloon sounds like a lot of fun to some kids. But for other kids, the idea of flying off on their own, away from their parents or homes, doesn’t sound like fun at all.
What to Do When You Don’t Want to Be Apart guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying separation anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome separation anxiety—so they can become the confident pilots of their very own hot air balloons!

The Great Big Move: A Surprisingly Exciting Adventure (Surprisingly Exciting Adventures)
Find the silver lining when you’re getting ready to move! Moving away from a familiar place, friends and family is an experience full of emotions for everyone. Kids feel afraid, worried, and anxious about what will happen to them, and it can be hard for parents to reassure them This is a story about the resilient and brave Katie who has experienced two moves and is about to move again. First, Katie thinks about all of the things she will miss but then she realizes something. All the moves have actually been great adventures!

The Power in Me: An Empowering Guide to Using Your Breath to Focus Your Thoughts
"You don't have to listen to your doubts any longer, their voices are strong, but you are much stronger!" Sometimes, we let our worries take over and our thoughts begin to spiral out of control.
Do you want to teach your child how to tame their anxious thoughts?
Empower your child with the gift of emotional regulation. The Power in Me helps children recognize when fearful thinking takes over and provides them with strategies for calming their minds. Whimsical illustrations and lyrical rhymes guide readers through soothing and practical breathing techniques.
Children will feel confident as they learn to manage their emotions and stress through the power of their breath.

Greta and the Dark Cloud: A Story About Overcoming Fear and Anxiety for Kids
Greta can't stop thinking all day long about the dark cloud that seems to be following her. Finally forced to confront the storm that follows, she learns it brings good things, too.

Character building book for ages 3-7. Not just for children who are afraid of storms... This story is a wonderful example of a child dealing with fear and anxiety. It stresses preparedness. It also shows that some scary situations can't be avoided and that reward follows doing hard things.

All About Anxiety
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 fear and 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.

Anxious Hippo: A Children's Book About Dealing with Anxiety
As parents or teachers, we want our children to succeed.
But what happens when they show signs of being emotionally weak?
Perhaps they get angry or anxious easily, or they’re biting their nails or breaking down into tears at the smallest upset.
Teaching children how to understand and handle their emotions will give them a strong foundation for life.

Breathing is My Superpower: Mindfulness Book for Kids to Feel Calm and Peaceful
Do you want to help your child learn healthy ways to deal with angry feelings?
For most parents, helping their child deal with anger is at the top of the list. Breathing is my Superpower teaches children to regulate their emotions, especially if they are feeling upset, angry, or stressed. 
Sofia will show your little ones how to control their breathing in various situations, whether at school, at home, or on the playground. Breathing Techniques presented in the book, will help calm your children and show them a fun way of managing their own body, breath, and emotions.

I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras)
Believing in yourself can be hard. 
Here is a secret: all people, not just kids, wonder if they are good enough, strong enough, or fast enough at some point in their lives. Everyone wonders if he or she'll be up to all the challenges life presents. 
Boost your child or students' self-confidence while reading about Poppy. Watch how she handles situations that make her feel anxious, sad or even angry and learns to believe in herself.

Calm Ninja: A Children’s Book About Calming Your Anxiety Featuring the Calm Ninja Yoga Flow
Calm Ninja experiences frustration and anxiety until Calm Ninja learns how to find inner peace through breathing and practicing the Ninja Yoga Flow. Calm Ninja shares how to calm worries and stay peaceful under extreme circumstances.
Find out what happens in this comedic book about stress relief. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.

C.J. Doesn't Talk is a story of a little boy named C.J. who begins his kindergarten year with a diagnosis of selective mutism. C.J. begins kindergarten just as any other 5-year-old child would do. His first day of school is full of new experiences. Although C.J. loves going to school and making new friends, he is limited by his own silence. This is a story of a little boy who learns to overcome with the help of some very special teachers and family in C.J.'s life. C.J. Doesn't Talk is a book that parents, teachers, and children will enjoy reading. It is a great selection for all readers and is a great addition for those interested in adding books with African American characters to your library.

The Worrysaurus
It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn't long before a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy...What if he hasn't brought enough to eat? What if he gets lost in the jungle? What if it rains?!With a little help from his mom, Worrysaurus finds a way to soothe the anxious butterflies, chase his fears away, and find peace and happiness in the moment at hand. Discover the perfect book to help every little anxious Worrysaurus let go of their fears, and feel happy in the moment at hand! The Worrysaurus strikes just the right balance of positive, lighthearted, and kid-friendly, with reassuring, rhyming text from Rachel Bright, the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and Love Monster, and charming illustrations from Chris Chatterton. 

Nervous Ninja: A Social Emotional Book for Kids About Calming Worry and Anxiety 
Do you have a child who experiences nervousness or symptoms of anxiety? Nervous Ninja knows exactly what stress and worry feels like and finds a sweet solution.
Find out what happens in this fun social emotional learning SEL book about calming your anxiety and worries. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.

Put Your Worries Away (Kids Can Cope Series)
All children worry sometimes, and they often need help learning how to deal with anxiety. In this encouraging picture book, readers learn ways to help themselves when they feel anxious, nervous, or fearful. Strategies for how to calm down and cope with worries are clearly explained, from breathing exercises and playing with friends to seeking help from an adult.
Accompanying the text are gentle illustrations featuring diverse children in a variety of situations. Readers will enjoy seeing kids their own age working to overcome challenges and deal with nervousness, worry, and other difficult feelings in healthy ways.

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Activity Books (Silver)
Did you know that people have brain sorters that keep their brains from getting cluttered with unnecessary thoughts? Sometimes these brain sorters get mixed up, though, and brains get clogged with thoughts that really bother kids.
If that has happened to you, if it's hard for you to feel safe or sure of yourself because certain thoughts have gotten stuck, this book is for you. What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. This interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize and more appropriately respond to OCD's tricks.

Calm and Peaceful Mindful Me: A Mindfulness How-To Guide for Toddlers and Kids
The mindfulness how-to book you need to help your child have a calm and peaceful body and mind. In this fun and delightfully charming book, your child will follow a gender-neutral character through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step mindfulness practice. Written and illustrated by a therapist (and mother), Andrea Dorn, MSW, this simple yet very intentionally written book introduces the concept of mindfulness with a first-person, mantra-like narrative that will help your child build greater awareness of their body and emotions.

A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers (Feel Better Books for Little Kids)
Worries can feel like a BIG problem to a LITTLE kid!
A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers assures kids that having some worries is normal — everyone has them, even adults!
The rhyming narration helps little kids to identify a worry and where it might come from, as well as provides them with helpful tools to reduce and cope with worries.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that expands on the cognitive-behavioral science behind the strategies and tools presented in the book, with more information on how you can help your little worrier to stay calm.

Zen Ninja: A Children's Book About Mindful Star Breathing (Ninja Life Hacks 37)
What do you do when it seems the world is crashing down on you? Follow Zen Ninja’s five-star breathing, and you’ll find your zen in no time.
Find out what happens in this comedic book about developing your zen. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young listeners, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. 

DISCLAIMER: I am not an Therapist. I am an adult who has ADHD, a parent to children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and now a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (ADHD) If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another. Please always consult with a professional.

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