Heart Fairy & Anxiety is an excellent book for explaining anxiety as an energy that can be managed, which will assist parents in their parenting skills with their anxious children, and will assist adults in a new understanding of their anxiety. A simple 3-step process for calming the anxious energy is included. Your Heart Fairy assures you that you are a “super hero” just for identifying your anxious energy and doing the deep breathing, which is the first step! The back of the book includes more insight for adults regarding the technique, further resources, and social anxiety information.
“High-Functioning Anxiety” This is the population of people with anxiety who don’t identify themselves with anxiety. On the Bridges to Recovery site, these people “appear not to have any disruptions or impairments of life functions, people do not know anything is wrong, not even the person who is experiencing the anxiety. A person might look fine, even though his or her heart rate might be elevated, and intense feelings of doom and gastrointestinal distress are present.
In my biography of the first three books, I identified myself as being shy and insecure. Since writing those books, I realized that I have anxiety and fit in the category of a: high functioning” anxious person. I also realized that my family fits into this category, and wrote this book after looking around my family and it’s experiences with acting-out behaviors in the kids to the various personality traits of anxiety in the adults..
I would also like to mention another website for more information on children and anxiety (and other conditions). It is childmind.org; it has lots of common-sense information, including do’s and don’ts. Raising anxious children when you are anxious can be stressful. Educate yourself on better techniques for coping. It is a loving thing to do for you and your family.