What to Do When You Worry Too Much by, Dr. Dawn Huebner is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.

Reviews by young readers in Ottawa:

“Hi my name is R. and I am 11 years old. I deal with ocd. I worry about a lot of things, some times I can feel my heart beating and my palms get sweaty and then I found this book “What to do when you worry to much”. It taught me a variety of ways to help me deal with ocd. It tells me how my worries get bigger and to set a side a worry time at the end of the day and talk to my parents about ocd. They tell me exercises of how to relax, to stop me from being so worried and to make me feel better. I recommend this book to anybody who has ocd or has dealt with ocd. This book is very useful if you have ocd.”


“What to do when you worry too much” came easy to me. With most anxiety books I almost avoided them thinking they would not help. But with this book I was almost very much tempted to read it. It looked fun; I did not know if it would be helpful but I knew I would like reading it.

When I opened the book I was hoping that I would not look weird to my family members (hoping I would not look too sensitive or different). I noticed that while I was reading no one said a word to me then and after. I liked it like that. I think this book is very helpful. Instead of all facts and theories this book had a kid friendly layout and easy to remember tricks. Also I liked that they added places to draw and answer the questions.

I found this book a sense of relief that I was not the only one who had the same worries as I do. It felt like the book opened up to everyone who needed it. The author the way she wrote it was amazing. It felt like I was not crazy that I felt these exact things. I knew that a lot of people had anxiety but I did not know that people had these exact me thoughts / worries. The author explained anxiety in such a way that it seemed like she understood even though she might or might not have anxiety. All the help I have gotten almost gives me the ability to tell when someone is sensitive so I can not really help but find ways not to burst her / his wall that they have built to cover up. I recommend this book to those people (myself one of them) to have faith in this book. I think this book is very use full and needs to be looked at as a helper not a non useful thing laying on your dining room table.

by M.M. 11 years old