Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy

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Look what the book stork left on my doorstep! This is the second book I've illustrated in a series by Magination Press called "What to Do" books. In case you're not familiar with Magination Press, they are the children's publishing arm of the American Psychological Association, and they do a wonderful job of helping kids deal with all sorts of issues. This one, What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety, is especially well done. Using the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, the authors guide children in methods for dealing with that little voice in your head that can sometimes seem more foe than friend. Though it's meant for kids aged 6-12, the advice is good for all ages, including deep-rooted wallflowers like myself.