Kids today are growing up in a fast-paced world where information and opportunity overload can be overwhelming.

Teaching Kids to Manage Anxiety offers parents and teachers simple strategies that can make a massive difference to a child’s ability to cope.

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 book I 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.

Maggie Dent

Parenting author and educator

This is one of the best books I’ve come across in teaching allied health professionals, teachers, parents – every one really – how to assist kids in managing their anxiety. In easy to understand language, Debbie explains the anxiety-body link and how best to respond when anxious. It empowers both the adult and the child with learning how to identify the best strategy to use for the individual child when feeling anxious. This book is a must have for the desk for any professional working with anxious kids.
Gerda Muller

Clinical Psychologist & Parent


Empowering OTs, parents and educators to demystify kids’ behaviour through online training and courses.

For the past 20+ years, I’ve had the privilege of working with paediatric OTs, parents and educators to help them make sense of kids’ behaviour. I help kids with anxiety, sensory processing and learning difficulties to thrive.