Lessons of a LAC

Early – Upper Years • Years F/K‑6 [Y1‑7]

Give children a simplified helpful way to think about anxious chatter.

This anxiety management program gives children a simplified, helpful way to think about anxious chatter and to empower them with simple and fun ways to manage ANXIETY.

Anxiety is the most common psychological problem in children.

Approximately 1 in 5 children suffer it. And EVERYONE worries.

Lessons of a LAC and the anxiety management framework built around it, are the result of the author, Lynn Jenkins, and illustrator, Kirrili Lonergan’s passion for intervention when it comes to children and their wellbeing.

Author: Lynn Jenkins is an experienced and practicing clinical psychologist, author and mum of three. Illustrator: Kirrili Lonergan is children’s book illustrator and mum of four with a passion for communicating visually.

Through an in-depth study of Lessons of a LAC, children will develop an ability to look beyond the simple story within a text and develop their inferential comprehension skills. The text can be used as a model to guide creativity and writing, and focus on grammatical features to allow children an opportunity to engage as an audience and create text of their own. Children are also given the opportunity to delve into their emotions and build an understanding of anxiety and how this can be a ‘danger’ to their emotional state.

Lessons of a LAC
Increases understanding about anxiety and empowers children to become aware of their particular anxious signs with the help of much loved characters, Loppy and Curly.

Children at an early age will be empowered with the right approach to dealing with anxiety at any age.


Have you ever needed to do something that made you nervous even thinking about doing? Kids do all the time. Going to bed, weathering through storms, going to school, speaking in class, making a new friend and so on. Children are expected to just get on with it! This book helps teach kids how to find their BRAVE.

Perfect Petunias

Especially for those little people who find it hard to make mistakes, designed to ’shape’ perfectionistic tendencies towards being a little more self-accepting and flexible. Gives children ways to think about and manage common emotional difficulties. A valuable resource for every child to help guide their emotional development.


Help children to understand the link between how they see things and how they feel. Children will learn that a simple shift in perception can often give them some influence over their feelings, helping build their emotional resilience.

An ideal resource to help children learn how to say goodbye and process grief. One day Curly and Loppy notice that
Tree’s leaves are starting to fall – at the wrong time of year – and Tree’s bark is flaking. It’s Tree’s time to leave.