CHANGE

Change can be scary when you focus on all the negative things it that it can bring. But what if you focus on the positive? Gulliver and Emmet learn that ‘Bendy thinking’ can help decrease their worries about a new teacher- maybe it won’t be so bad after all.

SOCIAL ANXIETY

Emmet is not looking forward to gym class. What will everyone think when he is not very good at Dodge ball.  Worrying about what others are going to think can ruin the fun- maybe making mistakes is not so bad after all.

SEPARATION ANXIETY

The idea of going back to school and leaving his Mom is making Gulliver feel sick. What if something happened to him? What if something happens to his Mom? Remembering the back to school plan might just get them out the door on time.

 OCD

Emmet gets very upset at how everyone is eating lunch.  There is a proper order to eating lunch, and Emmet wants everyone to follow that order. Gulliver explains that his friend has OCD and how they can help support him.

ANXIETY

When a storm hits, the only person that is nervous is Gulliver. Just because nobody else is afraid, doesn’t mean the storm is any less scary for Gulliver. Remembering they are safe might help Gulliver focus on game night.

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The goal of M.I.understanding is to create a community of support. We believe in the art of storytelling to start a conversation.

 Working with community partners, the stories have been developed to increase awareness and understanding, and give families, schools and caregivers the tools to comfort, encourage and support children struggling with anxiety.