Wilma Jean, the Worry Machine


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My stomach feels like
it’s tied up in a knot.
My knees lock up, and
my face feels hot.

You know what I mean?
I’m Wilma Jean,
The Worry Machine.

Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked. Everyone feels fear, worry and apprehension from time to time, but when these feelings prevent a person from doing what he/she wants and/or needs to do, anxiety becomes a disability.

This fun and humorous book addresses the problem of anxiety in a way that relates to children of all ages. It offers creative strategies for parents and teachers to use that can lessen the severity of anxiety. The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety. For those worries that are not in anyone’s control (i.e. the weather) a worry hat is introduced. A fun read for Wilmas of all ages!

Includes a note to parents and educators with tips on dealing with an anxious child.

Censor Level:
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fiction
Guided Reading Level: N/A
ISBN-13: 9781937870010
Sub Genre: Social Issues/ Social Wellness / Story book

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