Helping Your Child with Anxiety
Child Anxiety Tales

Child Anxiety Tales

Child Anxiety Tales is an online program for parents who would like to learn how to help their child better manage stress and anxiety. The program was developed by Dr. Philip Kendall and Dr. Muniya Khanna, experts in the field of child anxiety treatment. Dr. Kendall is the author and developer of the Coping Cat treatment, a cognitive-behavioral treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety. The Coping Cat treatment program is one of the most effective evidence-based treatment programs in the world for childhood anxiety, backed by over 30 years of ongoing research. Drs. Kendall and Khanna have collaborated to develop Child Anxiety Tales, based on the same cognitive-behavioral principles, to give parents simple and practical strategies to confidently support their child or adolescent who may be struggling with anxiety. Child Anxiety Tales is an interactive and engaging program that can be completed at your own pace from the privacy and convenience of your own computer. It is not a treatment but an online educational program for parents.

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The Child Anxiety Tales Program includes…

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Symptom Checker

Parents can complete a symptom checker, which will provide personalized feedback on your child’s symptom status and recommendations for next steps. Keep track of your child’s progress by following the results of the symptom checker over time.
Our symptom checker allows you to click on the symptoms that are consistent with what you’re seeing in your child and provides personalized feedback on your child’s symptom status and recommendations for next steps. Parents can complete a symptom checker to keep track of their child’s progress by following the results of the symptom checker over time.
Find out whether your child may be suffering from excessive stress or anxiety by answering a few simple questions.

10 Interactive Training Modules

The program is fun and easy to use. It includes 10, 35-minute web-based fully animated modules that teaches parents background and principles of cognitive-behavioral treatment, relaxation techniques, and step-by-step guidelines on helping children and adolescents understand how to manage anxiety. The educational content is fully driven by principles that have research evidence to support it. Parents will have easy access to gold standard evidence-based treatment principles for child anxiety at their fingertips!

The modules include:

  • Symptoms of Anxiety
  • CBT for Anxiety
  • Myth Busters
  • Relaxation Training
  • The FEAR Plan
  • Challenging Anxious Thoughts
  • Problem-Solving
  • Rewards and Consequences
  • Exposures
  • Putting it all together


Parent Tips and Testimonials

The program also includes tips and testimonials directly from other parents of children with anxiety. Parents can see videos, read excerpts, and hear audio from other parents who have helped their children with anxiety.


This program will also be available for download for those who do not have internet access or would like to complete the program offline.

Tools and Resources

The program includes access to handouts, printable materials, sample exposure and relaxation videos and downloadable audio files, and a comprehensive list of web-based resources and research reports that are relevant for parents of anxious youth. This will be continuously updated to ensure availability of the most up-to-date information on child anxiety.

To Get Started...

Just a few quick steps to get started using the Child Anxiety Tales Program! Click on the “Sign Up” button below or at the top of the webpage to register and complete your purchase. Once your purchase is complete, you will receive a unique user ID and password, which will give you full access to the Child Anxiety Tales evidence-based parent-training program. The program includes 10, 35-minute modules designed to teach parents cognitive-behavioral strategies for helping anxious youth, a symptom checker, helpful book and resource links, and tips from parents and experts on child and adolescent anxiety. You will have access to the program for 1 year after the purchase date, after which you will have the option to renew. 
Cost: $125

What Child Anxiety Tales is Not

Child Anxiety Tales does not replace professional psychological, medical or mental health services or treatment.
The Child Anxiety Tales program does not  take the place of treatment and is not sufficient for the treatment of an anxiety disorder on its own. Child Anxiety Tales and is for educational purposes.
Child Anxiety Tales recommends that parents seek immediate psychological, medical or mental health services for their children in cases in which diagnosis of a mental health or psychiatric disorder is questioned or suspected.
A number of mental health or psychiatric conditions fall outside of the scope of the Coping Cat Parents website and the Child Anxiety Tales program, including, among others:
  • Depression, Suicidality
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Mental Retardation
  • Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Learning, Motor Skills, and Communication Disorders