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Anxious 12 year old

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janx · 20/04/2017 19:25

My dd gets really over anxious about things and gets almost hysterical when she can't control situations. We have headspace which she finds useful but I'd like to buy her a book aimed at her age around practical coping strategies- anyone recommend a book?

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EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic · 13/05/2017 19:46

Did you manage to find anything @janx? My DD can be like this too.

OneDayIWillBeOrganised · 09/07/2017 09:09

I'm not sure if it will be the sort of book you had in mind but there is a book called 'Starving the Anxiety Gremlin'. It's based around CBT principles and it intended to be worked through with an adult.
It's aimed at children and is supposed to help them find ways to starve rather than feed their anxiety.
I got a copy of this from Amazon but I'm sure it'll be available elsewhere too.
Hope your DD is able to find some useful strategies as it must be awful for her to feels so out of control Flowers

Bhj · 09/07/2017 09:39

'A smart girls guide to worry' I've just ordered this for my 12year old dd off amazon.

Ojoj1974 · 12/07/2017 23:09

I'm so pleased you have posted. Sadly I don't have advice but my DD is in the same position.

My DD who is 11 and in year 6 is also really struggling. She's off to boarding school in September and is a bit nervous but is also anxious over-
Thinking she has no friends ( she's popular)
Is fat (when she isn't)
Not being sporty
Not being clever enough

She has frequent tummy ache/ sick feeling. Tonight she said she had upper back ache and a pain in the centre of her chest...

I'm st my wits end..,

orangina · 24/07/2017 21:28

There are a number of books available that I have used with my dd (now 12) when she has gone through periods of extreme anxiety, and she has found them all helpful...

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orangina · 24/07/2017 21:28

Plus we have done some mindfulness together which has been hugely helpful in the past.

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