8 Books To Help Your Child Combat Anxiety Like a Warrior

Put the power to navigate strong feelings into their hands

Sandi Parsons
The Last Nerd

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Worries. We've all had them. Big worries, small worries, even "creep up on you" worries. Anxiety and worry are normal emotions shared universally.

Like worries, storytelling is also universal. Stories are known to have the power to create empathy, shared experience, and through story, children can learn about the world. Did you know that stories help children in many ways, including a feeling of empowerment? Stories reassure children that they are not alone while assisting them to develop the tools they need to help self-regulate their emotions.

Many self-help books are presented like instruction manuals — and while they have their place, stories impart information more effectively. Stories engage our emotions. Therefore we are far more likely to retain information presented in a story than facts or tips alone.

Carefully selected, these eight books will not only reassure children but help equip them with the tools needed to create a more positive mindset.

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Sandi Parsons
The Last Nerd

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.