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Illustration by Alyssa Kiefer

“If you have noticed a change in your child’s behavior, you are not going to fear. It is possible to support your family in difficult times by reading a story.”

Storytelling is powerful. Doing it with the purpose of healing is known as bibliotherapy, and it’s been shown to be effective in helping reduce anxiety and depression symptoms in children and adolescents.

Want to give it a try? It’s easy!

The quiz below is designed to help you figure out what your child is facing. You will get a list of recommended books based on your answers, all of which have been checked by mental health care professionals.

While bibliotherapy can be an effective way to help you and your children navigate difficulty, it shouldn’t replace therapy or mental health treatment.

Bibliotherapy is a new addition to your parenting toolkit to support your family on the road to healing.