Facing Mighty Fears About Throwing Up
by Dawn Huebner
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 13 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 22 Apr 2022
'If you happen to be a child who is fascinated by puke, you're in the right place. There's plenty that's fascinating here! And if you are the opposite - if you hate everything associated with throwing up and would rather throw this book across the room - you're in the right place, too.'
No one likes throwing up. No one likes to see it, smell it, or experience it. But emetophobia is different, turning disgust into dread, getting in the way of day-to-day life.
Facing Mighty Fears About Throwing Up presents specific techniques to help shrink this surprisingly common phobia, helping children accept that puke happens, and life goes on. A note to parents and caregivers, along with a supplemental Resource Page, makes this the perfect guide for families and mental health counselors.
This book is part of the Dr Dawn's Mini Books About Mighty Fears series, designed to help kids aged 6-10 to tackle their fears and live happier lives!
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 29 members
Facing Mighty Fears About Throwing up is a book I wish I had growing up , reading about a fear is never easy but with all the fun facts and illustrations it certainly felt easier. This book has a wide array of characters of all shapes , sizes and disabilities to help along the way.
I particularly enjoyed the way the author explained things in a manner that children would understand and enjoy without being overloaded with information. There’s lots of tips and tricks to help you and your child with the fear of throwing up with a handy section just for parents to help them understand what would be best for the child in situations like these.
I would recommend this to children and adults alike!
I wish this book had been around when I was a child as it might have helped a lot. While the advice is aimed at a much younger audience I will still be trying some of the techniques
A great resource for parents, caregivers, and children. It describes the fear of throwing up in a clear, nonjudgmental tone--which is essential for a book that seeks to help those who are struggling but may feel ashamed about it. Metaphors are used to break down complicated concepts for kids. Fun facts seek to demystify the act of vomiting, as uncertainty and lack of knowledge can fuel fear. Further resources and information provided for adult readers are exceptionally helpful.
Thanks to NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I wish I had had this book growing up! Seems quite niche, but I had what I now know was pretty severe emetophobia when I was a kid that impacted my life quite a lot. I would have felt so much better knowing I wasn’t a weirdo for being so terrified of throwing up.
I wish this book would've been around when I was a child. As someone who struggled for years with undiagnosed anxiety, I could benefit from many books in this series. It was a challenge to click on this title, as I have emetophobia, and have since childhood. Finding myself, even recently, in situations where I obsess over avoiding getting sick and spend days with intense anxiety, this book is a great resource. While it will take more than reading this once for me to get over it, I do hope it will help children conquer their fears and avoid getting to adulthood with this fear. As a teacher, I'd recommend this book to my students (through way of their parents, as the language may be a little hard for 7 year olds).