Helpful Handbook for Parents, Careers and Professionals: Anxiety

Everyone experiences worries, fears and anxieties at some stage. This is a normal part of day-to-day living. Developing strategies to manage these anxieties is a healthy part of growing up. A valuable life-skill for any child is the ability to recognise the signs of anxiety and to have a range of ways in which to manage it. There are a range of tools in this booklet for you to explore with your child. Find the ones that work best for your child and use them regularly so that it becomes second-nature for them (and you!).

Recommended Further Reading

Managing Anxiety at School


This book contains a series of 18 topics that can be used to support students in developing a repertoire of responses for managing feelings of anxiety and fear before they get out of control.


What To Do When You Worry Too Much (overcoming anxiety)


 – A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

– Part of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids Series from Magination Press – part of the American Psychological Association

What to Do When You Worry Too Much is an interactive, self-help book that uses cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the professional treatment of anxiety.

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