The climbing leopard analogy in this beautifully illustrated book can be used to encourage children to build confidence and overcome any of their specific fears. For example, your child may want to try riding a bike, patting their friend’s dog or starting a new school.
Specifically, Luca Leopard uses a new calming trick on each branch climbing up the tree. These tricks include seeking support, believing in yourself, slow breathing, mindfulness, resting when you’re tired, and celebrating each small step. Adults can also ask their children questions from the back of this book to help further.
Most likely suitable for children 4-8 years old – although some say, even older too.
About the Author: Dr Sarah Bell-Booth is a formally trained registered Clinical Psychologist. She uses evidence-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Scheme Therapy. These therapeutic approaches empower people with practical coping strategies to manage their anxiety and depression in specific situations.