How to Stop Freaking Out

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Cool When Life Feels Chaotic


By Carla Naumburg

Illustrated by Letizia Rizzo

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From the bestselling author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids comes the ultimate guide for middle grade readers about managing stress and anxiety when life gets chaotic.​ 

Within these pages, readers will learn what a freak out is (and isn’t), discover why people flip out when they’re stressed, practice keeping cool in the most chaotic moments, and choose one of many strategies for calming down when things are totally overwhelming. 
Along the way, there are: 
Quizzes! What’s your freak out style? 
Truth Bombs! You don’t have to be perfect. 
Freak Out Facts! There are more nerve cells in your body than there are stars in the Milky Way. 
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER: You can—and will—have big, intense, unpleasant feelings. The trick is knowing how to manage them. 
Uniquely designed to meet readers ages 10 and up, this book is filled with techniques, tools and most importantly, understanding, to guide readers through all the twists and turns on the roller coaster called LIFE.


On Sale
Sep 10, 2024
Page Count
144 pages

Carla Naumburg

About the Author

Carla Naumburg, PhD, LICSW, is a clinical social worker and the author of four parenting books, including one about how parents can freak out less. Carla's favorite hobbies are reading (especially mysteries!), cross-stitching, hiking, and hanging out with her cats, Gittel and Gertie. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and daughters.

Letizia Rizzo is a freelance illustrator based in Lecce, Italy. She has worked with numerous publishers, including Cottage Door Press, Oxford University Press, Hachette, Sterling Publishing, Little Bee Books, Scholastic, HarperCollins, and others.

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