I am so grateful to Indigo for opening their doors to authors such as myself. I am truly grateful for having a chance to connect with the very readers that inspired me to write this book. I welcome you to join us this Saturday!
When: Sunday March 24th, 2013
What time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Indigo Milton – 1180 Steeles Ave. E., Milton, Ontario L9T 6C8
A little bit about the book:
“Just Like You” raises awareness around the daily struggles that some children face. Simple things like answering a question, playing in the school yard and going to the library are such struggles for kids who have anxious feelings. This book is written to help others understand what anxious behaviour both looks and feels like. “Just Like You” is a valuable tool for creating awareness and support for families dealing with anxiety.
The book introduces the concept of the “anxiety monster”. It allows children to see anxiety as an “it” or a “thing” that is completely separate from them. The story teaches that worry, fear and panic are feelings that can be managed while reinforcing the fact that despite the main characters’ differences, she really is “Just Like You”.
Young readers are also introduced to the concept of a toolbox which holds numerous ideas and choices for helping to reduce the effects of the “anxiety monster”, allowing them to be successful in everyday tasks.
This is a great story for children with anxiety as well as their peers. It provides great opportunities to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues as well as raise awareness that these amazing children just need to be heard and helped.
No need to RSVP just come by and join us!