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"Equips children with
life long skills to
deal with anxiety.”
'Established 2014'


LESSONS of a LAC - How do you explain anxiety to children? Meet 'Loppy the LAC' and 'Curly Calmster.'Loppy,' a Little Anxious Creature (LAC) and 'Curly' who creates calm and peace, are the two key characters in the Lessons of a LAC book series, an innovative series to help children manage anxiety.

Written specifically by a clinical psychologist Lynn Jenkins, and illustrated by illustrator/art therapist Kirrili Lonergan, Lessons of a LAC provides children a very simple way to understand their anxious thoughts and feelings. Childhood anxiety can manifest itself with varying levels of intensity. Whether they’re little worriers or more prominent anxiety sufferers, this early intervention picture book series, aimed at preschoolers to year 6 students, gives kids tools to manage anxiety.

The Lessons of a LAC series is ideal for parents, caregivers and teachers to manage kids’ anxieties. It is also the focus of a unique school program to assist kids’ emotional and social development.

“We are passionate about giving children ways to think and manage common emotional difficulties as they emotionally develop.”

- Lynn Jenkins

- Kirrili Lonergan

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    “Primary schoolchildren will be shown how to channel their inner calm in this story about managing anxiety. Written by clinical psychologist and mother-of three Lynn Jenkins, Lessons Of A LAC has been branded as an emotional resource to help kids develop strategies to manage their anxiety. And there are probably a few lessons in there for mum or dad as well.”

    'The Daily Telegraph'

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    “This great book is aimed at helping little anxious creatures manage anxieties … written by a clinical psychologist, this is a wonderful book for parents of anxious children."

    'The Herald Sun'

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    “It’s easy to become frustrated when things don’t turn out quite right, and this book is a great resource to help little people understand their feelings and how to deal with them. It also shows adults a positive way to respond to help their little person.”

    'Reading Time – Children’s Book Council of Australia'

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    “A wonderful way to teach my kids the importance of positivity, how we can influence our emotions and look at things differently."

    'Hip Little One'

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    “An interesting story to teach young children how to find happiness in things other than toys.  A good book with a simple but important story for all young children. Do get it!”


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    "I love this material and while I'm not a teacher it has massively helped with engagement with children. It has given me countless opportunities with students and opened up conversations about what is happening for them. This will be my fifth school as a school chaplain that I have used Loppy LAC. I'm so grateful."

    'A. Hoffman'

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Lynn Jenkins and Kirrili Lonergan are a dynamic duo, passionate about early intervention and guiding children to reach optimal social and emotional well-being. The Lessons of a LAC books, products and packages have evolved from an increased interest from schools and parents in assisting children to manage their worries, be it big or small! Together they created the Lessons of a LAC Anxiety Management Program which they present regularly at schools and conferences. These sessions incorporate information, delivered both verbally and with the use of many visual aids. They aim to leave children with a tool belt of anxiety management strategies.