dontfeedtheworrybugIt’s Day 2 of the 31 Days Writing Challenge…

Here’s one book that has quickly become an absolute favorite in our house: Don’t Feed the WorryBug! 

My 3-year-old son now wants to read the book every day, so he and his brother sit up on their bunk bed and read through the book for the umpteenth time. But, what I think is most telling is how the quote “Don’t feed the worrybug!” has become a common phrase in the house. We’ve all taken it to heart.

And, it reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Corrie Ten Boom:

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”

Why is the book so memorable?

  • It’s a fun story–we read about how all the worries make the worrybug grow and grow…
  • The individual worries don’t have to be big. Most of the time, they’re actually very small. Combined, though, they become a monstrosity (overwhelming).
  • It’s a great coping story for kids (and adults), and it will be even more helpful with the release of the companion guide by Dr. John Irvine Ph.D: Helping Young Worriers Beat the Worry Bug. 
  • We all have to find ways of coping with stress and worry–whether that’s through talking it through with friends, prayer, or hugging a stuffed friend like Wince.

Don’t Feed the Worrybug is a memorable little book–that serves as a reminder, lesson, inspiration and motivation for readers of all ages. What was the last worry that you had? Did you allow it to grow-and-grow?


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  1. If only worry were that easy to shrug off, although I know it’s useless…I have a hard time shutting it off, especially where my family is concerned. Looks like a sweet book.


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