The Not-So-Friendly Friend

The Not-So-Friendly Friend

By Christina Furnival

Picture Book

46 Pages

Ages 4-8 ‎

PESI Publishing, Inc.

Hardcover ~ Kindle

How can I help my child deal with a bully?

What do I teach them about handling an on-again-off-again, not-so-friendly friend?

My advice to “just be kind” isn’t helping, and my child is still hurting.

Christina Furnival, a licensed mental health therapist and mom, helps answer these questions in this charming and engaging rhyming story about a young child who successfully navigates the complexities of an unkind peer relationship.

In The Not-So-Friendly Friend, children will learn an easy and practical lesson about how to firmly and assertively―yet kindly―stand up for themselves in the face of a bully.

By teaching children about the importance and value of setting boundaries for healthy friendships, this book provides children the tools they need to foster their social confidence and emotional well-being.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

With school just starting it’s so important to teach our kids about boundaries. They not only need to know how to react if people are being mean to them, but also that they can’t be mean to other people. Kindness goes a long way. I want my son growing up being kind to others and protecting others who might be getting bullied. It’s never too early to teach children boundaries and this book does an amazing job doing just that. The illustrations really captured the emotions the book portrayed. Amazing book!

About The Author

Christina Furnival, MS, LPCC is a wife, mom to two young children, licensed psychotherapist, writer, and children’s book author. With over a decade of experience in the mental health field, she has worked in a variety of settings including a domestic violence center, hospital program, a non-profit providing parent support, education, and coaching, outpatient clinics, and telehealth.

Christina is passionate about supporting parents and children to understand themselves better, navigate challenges with confidence, and live the life they want. Christina founded the internationally enjoyed blog, Real Life Mama, after going through postpartum depression and anxiety to support other moms going through the same time.

Christina’s writing has grown and evolved beyond her blog, enabling her to secure a children’s book deal with PESI Publishing for an entire series focused on vital social-emotional skills. The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships, inspired by friendship challenges her daughter faced, is the first in the Capable Kiddos book series.

Christina’s Website

Huge thanks to Smith Publicity and Christina for my gifted copy! To get your hands on this amazing book just click the link below!

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Have a wonderful day my friends!

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