Charlie has a BIG problem. He’s AFRAID of leaving his mother. What’s even worse is he’s missing out on fun things because of it, like going to sleepovers.
His good friend Ollie Owl has an idea. Charlie can overcome his fear of leaving his mother by setting a goal. Taking several small steps toward that goal will help him achieve it.
Wanting to participate in sleepovers, Charlie agrees. As the steps become more difficult, Charlie has to gather more and more courage to accomplish each one.
Can Charlie achieve each step and overcome his fear even though sometimes his heart pounds and his stomach feels sick?
Through storytelling, Dr. Madeleine Vieira’s I’M AFRAID Anxiety Disorder Series teaches children to manage their anxiety symptoms. This book focuses on Separation Anxiety and includes an About Anxiety page along with a Coping Strategies page and a Stepladder page. Parents and mental health professionals will appreciate this series aimed at relieving children’s anxiety symptoms.