When worries and fears come along, Harley the Hedgehog can handle them—and so can your child! A fun activity book for coping with anxiety, for kids ages 5 to 9.
Expert psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Regine Galanti offers an activity book that teaches kids how to be brave and feel less anxious. All children get anxious sometimes. For some kids, though, anxiety can become something bigger and more intrusive, stopping them from enjoying friends, family, activities, sports, or school. Through a friendly character, colorful illustrations, and fun activities made specifically for kids ages 5 to 9, they will learn cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies to allow them to work through anxious situations on their own. By practicing these strategies, kids will develop the skills needed to manage their anxiety by changing their worried thoughts, behaviors, and physical reactions.
This age-appropriate guide to coping with anxiety features:A friendly and supportive character:
Kids will navigate their emotions and learn to understand and conquer their worries alongside Harley the Hedgehog.Proven strategies through CBT:
With CBT-informed exercises that build upon each other and add up to big results, kids will have the tools they need to cope and thrive.45+ fun activities:
From writing and drawing to crafts and mindfulness exercises, kids will learn to understand their feelings, find their anxiety triggers, quiet their thoughts, and make a coping plan.
Managing anxiety can be tough, but with this complete resource, kids will master new skills to use whenever anxiety pops up—so they get back to the joy of being a kid!
Regine Galanti, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who focuses on treating children and teens with anxiety. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and has expertise in obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, parenting, and behavior problems. She applies short-term, evidence-based strategies to help young people change their thoughts and behaviors. Specifically, she uses exposure and related behavioral therapy techniques to help those living with anxiety face their fears so they can live happier, healthier lives. She is the founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology in Long Island, New York, where she brings warmth, sensitivity, and a tailored problem-solving approach to her practice.
Vicky Lommatzsch is a Belgian children’s illustrator. At the age of 5, she watched her older brother draw Jolly Jumper. Fascinated by seeing a character come to life on paper, she realised there was a magical world other than the one we live in, one where anything is possible. She has been drawing and playing in that parallel universe ever since.