Khloe has a BIG problem. She's AFRAID of germs and has to clean herself repeatedly because of it. She worries about touching anything that may be germy, even a bench in the park or fruit in the market. What's even worse is that she's missing out on fun things because of it, like playing in the playground.
Her good friend Ollie Owl has an idea. Khloe can overcome her fear and compulsive behavior by setting a goal. Taking several small steps toward that goal will help her achieve it.
Wanting to go down a tube slide with her friends, Khloe agrees. As the steps become more difficult, Khloe has to gather more and more courage to accomplish each one.
Can Khloe achieve each step and overcome her fear of germs while reducing her compulsive behavior even though sometimes her heart pounds and her stomach feels sick?
Through storytelling, Dr. Madeleine Vieira's I'M AFRAID Anxiety Disorder Series teaches children to manage their anxiety symptoms. This book focuses on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and includes an About Anxiety page along with a Coping Strategies page and a Stepladder page. Parents and mental health professionals will appreciate this series aimed at relieving children's anxiety symptoms.