Everybody worries and that’s OK. This reassuring and practical picture book combines helpful tips endorsed by clinical psychologists with fun rhyming couplets and colourful pictures to help children open up about their feelings and get anxiety under control. The perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times, which can be a great springboard into having important conversations with your child.
Inspired by conversations with his parent friends who weren’t sure how to explain what is happening during a global pandemic to their small children, artist and writer Jon Burgerman decided to do something to help.
“I decided to write a book about worry and stress and how normal it is and how we can try and mitigate it. I think we might not acknowledge that small children worry as much as they do. Without a means of expressing their anxieties the stress can manifest and have adverse effects.
It’s important to talk openly about what is going on and that the feelings we’re experience are being felt by a lot of people, and that by sharing and caring for each other we can try and make it a little better.”
‘Everybody Worries is a fantastic book! It is full of engaging, colourful, fun pictures but also wise words to help young children recognise that worried feelings are normal, and to share helpful, practical tips for getting worries under control.’
Cathy Creswell, Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
‘Everybody Worries is an absolute joy to read. It conveys key messages for children who are worried and suggests really helpful ways for them to process and normalise these emotions.’
Dr Tim Clarke, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Norfolk & Waveney CFYP Care Group