When Harley Has Anxiety
By: Regine Galanti, PhD
This is a book that truly promotes healing and personal responsibility. I like how the author encourages the reader to examine their behavior and what they can do it change it.
The book covers topics such as identifying emotions, finding triggers, goal setting, and self-care. These are all things that we as adults need to have awareness of, but sometimes we haven’t had the opportunity to reach that point yet. Therefore, I could see creatively oriented adults using this book to help with their own inner child work.
As for using the book with children, many parents might find it best to do the book with their child as opposed to assigning it as independent work. It should also be noted that if you are looking for a self-contained workbook, this isn’t it. Some of the activities require additional resources like glue, food coloring, glitter, sticky notes, and baking soda. You could possibly skip those activities, but your child might not want to.
Some of these activities can even be adapted for classroom use.
Overall, I feel that this is an impressive resource that can be used in a variety of ways.
Review by: Jennifer Nelson 9/8/21
(I did not purchase this book, I received an advanced reader copy).