Bea is anxiously waiting for her friends to show up for her birthday party. The worries start to grow around her life tree branches. She asks herself questions like, “What if my friends don’t like the games?”
Her stomach flip-flops and she feels shaky. She tries to run away from the thoughts in the worry tree, but it doesn’t work!
Bea uses deep-breathing exercises and visualization techniques to calm herself down.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers by Ara Schmitt, PhD, about the ways in which kids can respond to their anxious thoughts.
Author: Gail Silver
For ages: 6 to 11