Helping kids cope with "Back to School" stress

Children's book offers simple tips for kids 4 – 8 years of age

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Anxiety is a growing epidemic, and patients showing the symptoms of stress are getting younger. Academic pressures, bullying and troubling news events can all impact children, resulting in emotional, mental or physical symptoms of anxiety. Witnessing the impact of stress on children first-hand, Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran was inspired to explore the interplay of the mind, body and spirit as it relates to children's health. Believing that education can help children better understand their feelings and their own ability to regulate their emotions, first-time author Dr. Kalaichandran wrote What's Wrong with Sunny?, a beautifully-illustrated book that explores the topic of stress and offers simple, age-appropriate strategies to help young readers improve their self-regulation skills, as well as equip them with tools that they will be able to use throughout their lifetime.

Just in time for Back to School. What's Wrong with Sunny? is available in three different formats: hardcover, soft-copy and e-book and can be ordered online on

Training to be a pediatrican, Amitha obtained her medical degree at the University of Toronto and her Masters in Global Disease Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners, completed nutrition training through Kripalu Institute, and completed her mindfulness facilitator training through Mindfulness Without Borders.

SOURCE Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran

For further information: Susan Zuzinjak,, 416-782-2300, ext. 201; Kelly Hyatt,, 416-782-2300, ext. 204

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