Child Anxiety Tales

Online Training Program for parents of children struggling with stress and anxiety


Simple, convenient, and effective

Created by Dr. Philip Kendall and Dr. Muniya Khanna, Child Anxiety Tales is built on decades of research on child anxiety, and provides parent education on how they can help their child. It teaches cognitive-behavioral principles and gives step-by-step guides on what parents can do at home.

The Child Anxiety Tales program has been evaluated in a research trial and found to be effective in helping parents feel informed and empowered to support their children.

The program includes 10 training modules designed to teach parents strategies for helping their anxious child.


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.

Find out whether your child may be suffering from excessive stress or anxiety by answering a few simple questions.

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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!


Parents Tips & 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 & 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 “Buy Now” 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.

For Institutional Purchase Orders: Please send an email to to request purchase using Purchase Order (PO).

Cost: $125

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about the Child Anxiety Tales online parent-training program? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions on our FAQs page.