The following is an excerpt from Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid's Guide by Summer Batte. It was published in April 2021 by Free Spirit Publishing. The book aims to give kids ages 9–13 practical strategies for managing their anxiety.
When you were younger, you probably had an adult explain to other adults what you needed. Maybe your mom explained to a teacher that you get nervous about being called on in school. Or perhaps the principal explained to your gym teacher that you feel less anxious and more able to participate if you know ahead of time what you’ll be doing in class. And then the adults worked out a plan to help you manage your anxiety. An adult advocated for you by explaining what you needed in order to be suc...
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