When Harley Has Anxiety


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A Fun CBT Skills Activity Book to Help Manage Worries and Fears (For Kids 5-9)

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, colourful illustrations, and fun activities made specifically for kids ages 5 to 9, they will learn cognitive behavioural 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, behaviours, 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!


  • Introduction for parents and caregivers
  • Introduction for Kids
  • 1. Emotions
  • 2. Worries
  • 3. Helping your anxiety
  • 4. Being the boss of your mind and body
  • 5. Healthy thinking
  • 6. Learning to be brave
  • Conclusion
  • Answer key
  • Appendix
  • Resources
  • Index 

Author Bio:

Regine Galanti, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who focuses on treating children and teens with anxiety. She specializes in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and has expertise in obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, parenting, and behaviour problems. She is the founder of Long Island Behavioural Psychology in Long Island, New York, where she brings warmth, sensitivity, and a tailored problem-solving approach to her practice.