So many children today, and even teens and adults, struggle with anxiety. A lot of people are too ashamed or afraid to talk about what they are going through. They hide behind all of the emotions and fears. As a result, all of the anxiety gets bottled up inside them until it all explodes. In order to prevent that explosion, it is important for people, especially children, to talk about their feelings and acknowledge their anxieties. Anxiety is real and it is very powerful. A lot of people do not understand how potent anxiety really is, and how difficult it is for people that struggle with anxiety to live with it. "Dear Mom & Dad, I Have Anxiety" is a book that gives people a glimpse of what goes on in an anxious person's mind. The book was primarily written for parents, in the hopes of helping parents understand their children who struggle with anxiety. What truly makes this book a unique parenting book is that it was written from a child's point of view to help parents learn more about how to be there for their children. The author uses personal experiences to really illustrate anxiety's effect on children's daily lives. In addition to the personal narrative, the author also gives advice and suggestions for parents about how they can support their children through such difficult times. The author emphasizes support as a key factor in helping a child overcome anxiety. Sometimes parents may not understand how much anxiety affects their children. Therefore, it is even more important for parents to support their children, and help them see that it is perfectly fine and safe to talk about their struggles with anxiety.
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