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This audiobook 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. Children will:  

  • Learn that they can handle most issues if they are explained at their developmental level 
  • Understand the brain/body connection underlying anxiety 
  • Identify with the examples given 
  • Find comfort and reassurance in knowing that others have the same experience 
  • Be provided with strategies and ideas to help them change their anxiety responses 
  • Be able to enjoy childhood and to give up unnecessary worrying
©2010, 2014 Laurie Zelinger (P)2018 Laurie Zelinger

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"On any given day, around 30 percent of my patients have anxiety related symptoms. The simplicity and completeness of the explanations and treatment of anxiety given in this book is remarkable. Defining the cause, treating the core symptoms, and most importantly bringing it to a child's level accompanied by wonderful illustrations, is an incredible feat. I will definitely use this book in my practice." (Zev Ash, M.D. F.A.A.P., pediatrician)

"Anxiety is, of course, a complicated neuro-physiological process but it has been reduced to understandable terms in this brilliantly illustrated book for children. I would go even further and say that there are adults who could benefit from the straightforward approach." (Rick Ritter, MSW, author of Coping with Physical Loss and Disability)

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  • 10-06-20


Very informative. Thank you for this. My 6 year old daughter struggles with anxiety and she was listening to this with me. I personally did not appreciate how the narrator made such very long pauses every time she got to the end of a sentence.