Is your child struggling with…
- The dark
- Noises at night
- Sleeping in their own beds
- Going to school
- Playing a sport
- Social gatherings with large crowds
- Spiders or snakes
- Fear of bodily sensations
- Talking in front of class
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of an angry teacher
- Fear of storms/natural disasters
These are just some of the most common fears young children
suffer from as they grow and develop.
We have been conditioned to reassure children that their fears are not real, that monsters do not hide in closets, that it’s easy to speak in front of a group or to make new friends.
But those fears are very real to children and cause anxiety!
Yes, children need to be reassured when they become anxious, but what is equally, if not more important, is that they internalize reassurance and feel a sense of power over their fears.
Barry McDonagh book “Scaredies Away” is a good source for helping parents and grandparents
to learn how to help a child overcome anxiety.
Authors of the book “Scaredies Away”
Barry McDonagh (author of Panic Away) and
Stacy Fiorile, (Nationally Certified School Psychologist)
have just launched a very special children’s book called Scaredies Away.
This Book Introduces a Powerful Technique In a Fun Fictional Story.
“This technique know as the Magic Finger Countdown”
It is used for conquering fear in almost any situation—from staying in a big kid bed at night,
to imaginary monsters in the closet, to talking in front of a group.
Any child (ages 6-12) can use this technique to feel a sense of power over their fears.
The story details how eight-year-old Jack is scared…of the dark…of swimming in the ocean…and of riding the biggest roller coaster on the boardwalk. Jack usually runs away from what scares him.
Most people do! But now that his cousin Clay has taught him to overcome his fears using the Magic Finger Countdown.
Jack is ready to take on the world!
Children do not have to live with debilitating fear and anxiety. Behavior can be changed, and anxiety can be transformed into a sense of personal power.
Read this book with your children or students, exploring the tips on implementing the technique, and encourage children to try the “Magic Finger Countdown” in any situation where they feel afraid!
So get your copy of “Scaredies Away” and help stop anxiety in children!