The Invisible Riptide
Helping kids to understand and manage their feelings
A marvelous book for kids who worry or have occasional anxiety, written for kids and also their parents, teachers, and other caregivers.
Many children experience generalized anxiety disorder, but parents and others often misunderstand it.
This lovely book for kids ages 5 and above helps both kids and adults understand, through the story of Stella and her ‘swirling-whirling’ feelings, that everyone experiences anxiety. The story goes further, offering coping mechanisms and focusing on obtaining communication skills that will support kids for a lifetime.
Almost everyone will find themselves in Stella’s journey as she learns that words are good tools to help describe feelings that she doesn’t understand. They will also deeply relate to the core message that we all need people and community to help us stay healthy and navigate our world.
“The Invisible Riptide is filled with stunning illustrations and age-appropriate knowledge of anxiety, emotional safety, emotional validation, and meaningful connections. Carron Montgomery encourages young people to talk about and listen to their feelings and empowers them to overcome worries, stress, and fear. This amazing book has practical tools to help kids describe their feelings and prepare them for change when dealing with any major transition. It also allows children to calm their bodies and minds when anxiety takes over. It’s a must-have book for children, parents, teachers, or other caregivers to help kids identify what makes them anxious, to be more resilient and confident, and to understand that it’s okay to feel worried, sad, mad, or alone. It’s also a perfect gift for any family working through change.” –FIVE STARS
Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers’ Favorite