Dealing with Feeling… – Worried – Each book in the “Dealing with Feeling…” series looks at a different emotion commonly experienced by young children. The books help readers to identify their emotions, and provide tips and advice on how best to express and deal with them. This book looks at worrying, including what it feels like to be worried, how to stop feeling worried, and how to help other people who might be feeling worried.
Kids will be reassured to know that feeling worried is normal. This Dealing with Feeling series title starts with the basics by answering the question, “What Is Worry?” The book emphasizes that the best way to cope with feelings that are “not nice” is to talk about them with a grown-up or, if that feels too difficult, to express them through drawings. Cartoon-style illustrations, which feature kids of different ethnicities, are lighthearted and approachable and should help put kids at ease. In addition to a “Find Out More” section in the back, this suggests making a “Worry Toolbox” by writing down quick coping tips to refer to in a pinch. A good discussion starter.