Stress and Anxiety in Kids - Julia Cook

We find ourselves in very uncertain and unsettling times. For most of us, life continues – albeit an altered reality – but with the underlying sense that everything we know has been changed. Our children aren’t immune to sub-surface bubbling of societal anxiety brought about by the unprecedented pandemic. Stress and anxiety are becoming commonly experienced by our kids.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and they’re navigating it at a very young age.

For teachers and parents, we’re looking for ways to teach and resourcing learning in new ways. One effective teaching tool in the primary years is picture books, and author Julia Cook has a huge collection of stories to help adults know what to say and how to say it, and to help kids build skills to combat anxiety, stress and irritability.

Julia’s an internationally recognised award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. Her picture books are a staple in school libraries and homes everywhere, and they’re loved by parents, teachers and children for their beautiful, simple messages about emotional learning and life strategies.

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