I received a copy of“The Book of no Worries” ($12.95 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
A clip from the Author:
“An essential guide that covers a multitude of worries and anxieties that a young person may face while growing up – from peer pressure to puberty and all the worries in between.”
This friendly and funny book aims to reassure tweens that their worries and fears are normal and offers practical tips for managing anxiety and stress. From problems at school to relationship woes, body image issues to troubles at home, all worries are recognized and case studies and questions from real-life anonymous readers offer positivetips and advice to help young people survive angst and stress that can bringthem down.”
The Book of no Worries is recommended for ages 10 plus and personally having an older teenager, I thought this book would be useful for my teen as she struggles with the usual worries of a teenager, but I was a bit set back with some of the content and thought it was WAY TOO heavy for any teen younger than 15.
In the beginning, the book touched base on the usual worries of school and then jumped to mental health (throwing in anxiety and depression which is a bit heavy for younger kids), friends (bullying, social media, peer pressure, drugs…. once again a bit heavy), appearance, puberty, and family (divorce, siblings) and personally depending on the age of the child, I’d be very wary to share some of the content as they are just not ready for it. At the end of the book, it touched base on love and relationships. Me personally, as an adult, was not prepared for what they had to say as it does not align with my religion or beliefs.
All in all, at the beginning of the book, the discussion about what worrying is and school and homework were a fine read to share with children (but highly recommend previewing before sharing), but the book quickly went downhill with too much information of a secular world of indoctrination of our children after that. That being said, I personally will not be sharing this book with my 17-year-old daughter, nor recommend it. I had high hopes for this book to shed some light on worrying and to help teens with their worries, but this book was not what I was expected it to be.
The Book of no Worries can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.
About the Authors
Lizzie Cox is the former editor of popular teen brand Sugarscape.com
and an award-winning journalist who has written for a range of titles.
Lizzie is known for her humorous, light-hearted tone and has plenty of
experience in tackling teen subjects for both boys and girls.
Tanja Stevanovic‘s work focuses on illustration and printmaking – she
aims to create distinctive images that will make the observer’s
imagination go wild! She lives and works in Belgrade and has a very old