Professional Reviews and Testimonials
This illustrated kids' book will help young ones handle their panic. The simple steps for identifying, acknowledging and releasing fear offer a useful method for helping younger children move past panic into a place of confidence; high-quality, vibrant illustrations provide an appealing mix of wide-eyed energy and bobble-headed attitude; colorful cartoon characters in a tidy five-step program for anxious pre-adolescents' anxiety can be transformed into a sense of personal power. –Kirkus Review
'This wonderful book is a must for all parents to help their children to normalize the symptoms of anxiety. What a gift to give to our children.'
-Dr. Harry Barry, MD, author and mental health advocate
"I like the simplicity of the technique and its portability. You can pretty much do it anywhere for a wide range of anxiety. One child told me that she quietly made a fist under her desk at school and did this technique and was able to inconspicuously calm herself. The books will obviously provide a more detailed explanation of this technique" –Dr. Plimpton
"I purchased this book because genetically, for centuries, my biological family has dealt with severe anxiety. I wanted this DNA issue to be understood and handled properly. For myself, my children and my grandchildren I knew there just had to be a solution! This book teaches us all, no matter the age, how to easily handle those scardy feelings we have without allowing them to control our lives and stop us from living our lives to the fullest! I give this wonderful book 5 stars! A+! Very entertaining, well written, educational and enlightening! It has now become my 4 year old Grandson's favorite book! He used to be so scared of the dark and to sleep in his own room, but now he takes the book to bed with him to remind himself that he is in control over those old scary feelings. Now he is happy and feels like a super hero! Excellent indeed!- Michelle Anne Cox-Lomas, Ph.D-Review Maven
"We have read Scaredies Away as a bedtime story several times and my son, who is usually happy to let his sister do the bedtime story choosing, has requested it many more times." - Bury Family Life- The Family magazine for Bury, Lancashire UK
Beautifully illustrated Scaredies Away! is an important book dealing with childhood anxiety...I was fascinated with the simplicity of the presentation and it's easy to comprehend techniques...This will serve as a reference or a guide for me...Scaredies Away! is a must have book in our bookshelves." -A Timeline of Destiny Blog Review
"Children get scared. And if their fears are not coped with in childhood, they follow them into adulthood and affect relationships, professionally and personally. I have worked with Barry's Panic Away program for some years and recommend it to individuals who needed additional assistance. I am grateful for this additional tool to have to share with global families on dealing with panic, fear and anxiety." - Judy Helm Wright, Author and Parent Educator
"The back of the book has very helpful tips and insights for parents to better understand anxiety which I think is awesome. I really, we really liked this book and would recommend it to any parent who is looking for a way to help their child cope with worry and anxiety." - -makemommygosomethingsomething Blog Review
"If only my parents had known what to do about my fears back then, I wouldn't have suffered for over 40 years. Scaredies Away! is a great place for parents to start. And kids will love the characters, colors and art. I loved that the older, popular boy said he had been scared too- letting the child know he is not alone." - Poly Meyers- Co-Founder of Break Free From Anxiety
If you have an anxious little one, Scaredies Away! by Stacy Fiorile and Barry McDonagh is a fantastic tool for dealing with any number of common children’s fears: the being in the dark, sleeping in a “big kid” bed, swimming, going on rides, or trying something new.
As Jack learns to conquer his fear of Big Red, the biggest, scariest roller coaster, the authors teach the Magic Fingers Countdown method, applicable in any fear-laden situation.
While providing a valuable tool for families with the countdown, the story is also reassuring, emphasizing that it is natural to feel scared sometimes.
--Everyday Parent Blog
Parent Educator Says Thumbs Up For This Book On Anxiety In Children
Children get scared. And if their fears are not coped with in childhood, they follow them into adulthood and affect relationships,professionally and personally. I have worked with Barry's Panic Away program for some years and recommended it to individuals who needed additional assistance.
-Judy Helm Wright
Excellent book for children with anxiety
My granddaughter has not read this yet because I purchased it as a gift for this coming Christmas. But I have read it and think the technique make is very easy to follow and will help my granddaughter when she gets scared at night. I would highly recommend this book for children.
I bought this book for my son to help with some of his anxiety issues and i read it myself and found it to help with my anxiety also, very pleased with this purchase!
My grandchildren loved the book ...gave them a special way to deal with fear
Adults can use the same techniques to overcome moments of anxiety or the fear of fear
A MUST READ!
i would recommend this book for every family with children! Believe me parents you can learn something as well as you teach your child you have added a new tool to your emotional tool box! as a Personal Life coach I will use and share it daily!
Perfect for parents and kids!
I liked the simple way of explaining the method. I will suggest it to parents of small kids. Would love to have this when I was a kid!!!!!!
WISH I HAD THIS WHEN I WAS A CHILD
I purchased this for my nephew who is 11, however ended up giving it to a friend for her son as it was too young for my nephew. My friend's son is 8 and it suited his age a lot better. My friend said when reading it to her son, he was very engaged and listened intently. What a fantastic tool to help children in today's fast paced environment. Anything that can help children cope with anxiety and engage them definitely get my thumbs up!
-Miss Megan J. Phillip
I can't wait to have my granddaughter read the book. I hope she can use the technique to help her when she worries. I have used it a couple times myself.
Brilliant for children
I have given this book a five star rating because anxiety in children especially in Christchurch after the earthquakes is very high and I think this book would be exactly what they need.
An excellent tool for children which explains how to deal with anxieties. Easy to understand and apply the concepts to any situation.
KIDS LOVE IT
I gave my purchases to my siblings who told me their
kids love the story and the MFC is wonderful experience
the kids enjoy.
-Jin Tee Pngon
Awesome book really helpful teaching tool! Parents around the world should get a copy of it the science behind it is great!
AWESOME!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
I purchased this book because genetically, for centuries, my biological family has dealt with severe anxiety. I wanted this DNA issue to be understood and handled properly. For myself, my children and my grandchildren I knew there just had to be a solution! This book teaches us all, no matter the age, how to easily handle those scardy feelings we have without allowing them to control our lives and stop us from living our lives to the fullest! I give this wonderful book 5 stars! A+! Very entertaining, well written, educational and enlightening! It has now become my 4 year old Grandsons favorite book! He used to be so scared of the dark and to sleep in his own room, but now he takes the book to bed with him to remind himself that he is in control over those old scary feelings. Now he is happy and feels like a super hero! Excellent indeed!
-Michelle Ann Cox-Lomas Ph.D
Excellent tool for helping kids overcome fear and anxiety. A must have in every household with children.
My Mom bought this book my 6 year old son, who has always been afraid of the dark, but my 9 year old daughter is also benefiting from the book. It's an adorable story about a little boy overcoming his fears. The techniques are described in a way that my kids easily understood and began practicing. Bedtime has become so much easier, we read Scardies Away, and right before I turn out the light, we do the magic finger countdown! Genius!!
Every child should read this book!
My nine year old grandson was born worried! He always seems to have some happening or other in his life - a thunderstorm, school, etc., - that spoils his enjoyment of the day. We read this book together and he loved it, told his mum and younger sister how to do the magic finger count. They read the book the next night and both used the count to keep their scaredies away. I don't know yet if it will keep working and help him get control of his worries, but at least it is a start ,and I think he loved the idea that other kids have the same problem .Thank you so much for writing and publishing this book.
-Linet M. King
Scaredies Away Is Helping My Grandson!
I bought this book because I felt it would give my grandson tools to use to overcome some personal fears he has. Yesterday he read the book to me. He enjoyed it and afterward he tried out the finger count down technique. When his Dad came to pick him up my grandson showed him what he had learned to do if he was feeling afraid. But the best part of all of this time he and I had together, was that, before his Dad came to get him, we talked about some fears that he had because the book showed him that everyone has fears about something. I shared how I felt when I was a child and had to deal with the same things that make him afraid now. He had a time of feeling bad about being afraid, but the book was what helped him to realize that it was a normal feeling that everyone feels at one time or another. When we were done sharing, he was feeling happy and like he knew he had a tool to help him conquer his fears!
Worth The Price!
I wish I would have had this as a child and learned the finger countdown. Didn't have my 1st full on panic attack until 19yo, but always had anxiety as a child. I think if a parent would have done this with me and worked on it until I had it down, It may have curtailed my current anxiety disorder. So worth the price for your children......way cheaper than counseling! (Good for adults too.)
Essential for kids everywhere!
Perfect book for helping your child get to sleep on those certain nights when there seems to be shadows everywhere!