Deal with it before it ties you up in knots

From the Series Lorimer Deal With It

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

The most common mental health problem facing Canadian children today is anxiety. It’s easy to dismiss the emotional, psychological, and physical effects of anxiety in children as being “all in their heads”—but doing so can have a profoundly negative impact on a child’s development: socially, academically, and emotionally.

This accessible, illustrated book helps all kids understand anxiety better and offers practical ideas for coping. Filled with information, quizzes, definitions, and helpful hints, Deal With It: Anxiety helps young people identify and deal with the many different ways that anxiety is expressed, from phobias to panic attacks, in settings as diverse as home, the schoolyard, and the mall. It offers insight to everyone—to the child experiencing anxiety, to someone who doubts the problem is real, and to a young person who witnesses another’s problem.

This book adds an important new topic to the Deal With It series’ approachable and non-threatening approach to different forms of conflict in the lives of young people.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2014
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF053230, JNF053010
Dewey 300
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 11

Author: Joey Mandel

Joey Mandel is an author and a special education teacher and presenter at the Toronto District School Board, promoting positive teaching strategies and stress reduction in the classroom.

Illustrator: Ted Heeley

Ted Heeley has been a commercial sculptor, designer, and children’'s book illustrator for over 20 years. His previous children’'s book illustrations include Hockey Talk: The Language of Hockey from A-Z.