Helping Young Children Handbook Set

  • Support books for parents,  carers, teachers, educators & professionals. 


Knowing how difficult in can be to navigate frustration, anger, worry & anxiety, Australian Child-Psychologist Dr John Irvine has written two practical and fun-filled guides of therapeutic ideas and activities for parents and educators to help children manager frustration, anger and worry.

The Handbook Set Includes:

Helping Young Worriers Beat The WorryBug Handbook

A go-to guide for anyone who is interested in helping kids thrive emotionally. This book acknowledges the growing problem of anxiety in kids everywhere, which calls for immediate and timely attention. Dr. John has tackled the issue by presenting sensible advice for parents, educators and other caretakers. It includes background info on the origin of worry, an assessment guide to help determine the problem, as well as fun-filled activities to deal with the worries that kids encounter in today's society.


  • Anxiety checklist
  • What's Bugging My Child
  • Background Info on Anxiety
  • Thought Beating Mindfulness
  • Building Quality Attachments
  • The Insecure Child
  • Guilt Vs Shame
  • Parental Modelling
  • Tackling the WorryBug
  • Games & Activities to beat The WorryBug
  • Relaxation and Breathing
  • Anxiety Checklist
  • Worksheet Worry Ladder Worksheet

Helping Young Children Manage Frustration Handbook

Determining whether your child is frustrated is not as simple as saying “If you’re frustrated and you know it clap your hands!” Often the problem is covered up by temper tantrums, tears, acting out and sulking. So what is a parent to do? Wearing his psychological cape,"Superhero”, Child-Psychologist, Dr. John Irvine, has come to save the day!

With his book Helping Young Children Manage Frustration & Anger, the respected Australian icon has come to the aid of distraught parents and educators. In this handbook Dr John concentrates on Twitch, The Monster of Frustration. He begins by explaining that frustration cannot be pigeon holed into a “one size fits all" classification. Instead Dr John explains how each child may display a different set of behaviours.

To find out if your child is frustrated Dr John has devised a series of behavioural assessment questions. Once you have completed these and determined which type of "Twitch” you’re dealing with, you’re on your way to making use of the given exercises for your childs' specific needs.

Subtitled A Practical Guide For Parents And Educators To Help Their Little Twitches, this book offers an opportunity to see your child in a different light, deal with minor issues before they become problems, and most important, creates a positive shared experience!


  • So Which is My Twitch
  • But Why is My Twitch So Angry?
  • Parents as Role Models and Behaviour Managers
  • How Do We Start To Change Things?
  • Top 10 Domestic Environment Triggers for Twitch's Behaviour
  • What Can We Do To Help Change Twitch's Behaviour?
  • Activities to Build Emotional Awareness and Self-Control
  • Activities and Strategies to Help Parents/Educators to Manage Anger and Aggression
  • Frustration Worksheet
  • Mind Muscle Victory Chart
  • Draw A Cranky Bug
  • Draw Your Twitch