Please note this giveaway is now closed, congratulations to Mallory!
I met the author of “Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!”, Nicky Johnston at the AusMumpreneurs conference in August. We bumped into each other over a slice of chocolate cake.
Meeting Nicky has now changed me as a parent.
Nicky introduced herself as an avid reader of my blog, then started to tell me that she is the author and illustrator of two children’s books “Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!” and “Happythoughts are Everywhere…” . Inspired by her son’s courageous journey dealing with an anxiety disorder, Nicky has created these wonderful, empowering picture story books.
With simple words and beautiful illustrations, Nicky is able to engage with children, helping them learn to manage their own worry thoughts. The concept of ‘change your thoughts to change your feelings’ is encouraged throughout the stories and in the practical activities outlined at the back of each book.
The day before meeting Nicky I learnt that my Miss 8 was suffering anxiety, prior to this I thought it was just constant bad moods. She compares herself to her twin brother and friends and has low self esteem. After listening to Nicky talking about her son’s experience it sounded very similar to what we have been going through. I purchased these books and my brought them home as a special gift to her. We read them straight away and she was delighted with what she learnt. She has become happier and when she feels unhappy she talks to me about how she is feeling. I have learnt to not react to her bad moods but to help her through them. We chat alot more and I praise as much as I can. She has shown everybody that walks through the door her books and with her own initiative started her own little worrythoughts box.
Go away, Mr Worrythoughts
“Bayden is an intelligent, confident and courageous boy. Yet, he is often overwhelmed by his worry thoughts. His anxiety makes his life quite unbearable at times. See how Bayden discovers his superpowers, takes control and is able to live free and happy! This simple story has been nicely written and illustrate to help and encourage children like Bayden to manage and overcome their anxiety!”
Next week is Mental Health Week (9th – 15th October). Nicky is very passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues in children, helping support parents, teachers and mental health professionals by sharing her journey of dealing with a child suffering an anxiety disorder. Her work in providing helpful information, books and resource is the vision of her new venture “Happy Hero – Helping little worriers find happiness”.
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One signed copy of Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!”, plus an A4 Mr Worrythoughts Poster
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