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Anxious Kids

How children can turn their anxiety into resilience

Anxious Kids, written by bestselling parenting author Michael Grose and wellbeing expert Dr Jodi Richardson is the ultimate handbook for coping with a child’s anxiety.

Anxious Kids offers parents and educators a new perspective on children’s anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower kids with the skills to manage anxiety and thrive.

In plain language that can be shared with children, this book outlines the origins and biology of anxiety to make sense of it – key knowledge such as why it happens, the flood of physical symptoms that comes with it, how to calm it down and why each strategy works. Grose and Richardson also give advice on a range of important steps parents and educators can take to develop emotional intelligence, tolerance of discomfort, mindfulness, resilience, thinking skills and flourishing mental health.

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Michael Grose & Dr Jodi Richardson
Michael Grose & Dr Jodi Richardson

Michael Grose is one of Australia’s leading parenting and educational writers and speakers. He is the author of 12 books for parents, including the best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World and Spoonfed Generation. Michael supports schools across Australia and internationally to build strong partnerships with their parent communities. Michael was recognised for his contribution to parenting and education when he was elevated to the PSA Speaker Hall of Fame in 2013. He is also a past winner of the PSA Australian Educator of the Year award.

Dr Jodi Richardson is an expert on anxiety, through extensive studies and personal experience. She has spent more than 25 years in the field of health, wellbeing, clinical practice, elite sport and education. Jodi is the founder and director of Happier on Purpose, is the mental health and wellbeing expert for Parenting Ideas, and is co-creator of the Parenting Anxious Kids online course.