Kids today are growing up in a fast-paced world where information and opportunity overload can be overwhelming.
Based on many years of clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist, Deb Hopper has been using her Just Right Kids® Model to teach children to communicate and manage their stress and anxiety by:
- Identifying their “body speed”,
- Understanding their stress triggers, and
- Implementing simple strategies to reduce anxiety and stress.
“This is quite simply the best, most comprehensive and practical bookI have ever read to help teach children – and many grownups – how to manage anxiety. It is written in an easy to read way with lots of fabulous graphics. This brilliant book needs to be in every home, every school and every library.” — Parenting author and educator Maggie Dent
- How the body reacts to anxiety and impacts on our ability to think and get an action plan together
- How to teach your children to identify when their body and mind is anxious, and how to tell you
- Sensory overload and how this can push children into being anxious
- Strategies to reduce screen time that you can start today (because this will help reduce anxiety in your house and make life more peaceful
The 5 different types of anxiety kids may feel from day to day and how to help
- Learning anxiety
- Sensory induced anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Emotional anxiety
- Transitional anxiety
– Supercharge your parenting tool box so you are empowered to help your anxious child, and make you both smile with our SMILERS
S – Speak positively
M – Move dynamically
I – Immerse in a physically uplifting environment
L – Look to the positive
E – Eat nutritiously
R – Rest to Destress
S – Serve
Grab a hold of strategies that support the body and decreases the emotional reaction of anxiety through
- Physical/ body strategies
- Cognitive/ thinking strategies
- Understanding the power of planning in decreasing anxiety in children.
“Through this wonderful book I was able to recognise that often as a parent we try to rescue our children from their stress and anxiety, when we should actually take the opportunity to create teachable moments of how to self regulate.” Peta C, Mum, Disabilities and Mental Health Worker.
“Deb Hopper brings some wonderful practical strategies, drawing on her many clinical years of experience as an OT, to help anxious children. The Just Right Kids® Model contextualises where kids function best. A great read for all parents seeking practical help for their anxious child.” Dr Andrew Pennington Integrative GP BSc(hons); BMed; DRANZCOG Adv; FRACGP; FARGP
“If you are a teacher, children’s counsellor or parent, then this is a must read. Deb very helpfully and clearly identifies many causes of stress and anxiety for kids. But more than that, she carefully outlines different techniques and strategies to help kids lead more regulated lives.” Peter F, Counsellor, Parent and Foster Parent.