A Fun CBT Skills Activity Book to Help Manage Worries and Fears (For Kids 5-9)
by Regine Galanti, PhD
#WhenHarleyHasAnxiety #NetGalley Pub Date 24 Aug 2021
Worry is never a pleasant feeling. It may be especially difficult for kids because they may not know the strategies that adults rely upon to become calm(er). This book with chapter titles like Helping Your Anxiety, Being the Boss of Your Mind and Body and Learning to Be Brave is sure to help. The hope is that kids will develop a toolbox filled with ways to cope.
This title begins with two introductions. One is for adults and the other for kids. The author lets adults know that this book uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as its method. It is suggested that adults give children multiple practices with each technique to see which ones work best and to not give up on any one too soon.
The introduction written to kids lets them know that Dr. Galanti will help them to manage their worries. Practice is recommended and hope is offered that worries will lessen as kids learn ways to cope. Children are also offered the company of the cute Harley the Hedgehog on their journey.
In the early part of this book, children are helped to name and recognize emotions. There are activities that make this process unintimidating.
All in all, I think that this book is a helpful resource. It can be used by a child with parents, caregivers, a therapist or school personnel.
As someone who was an anxious child for a time, I would have welcomed a resource like this one.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher . All opinions are my own.