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About Katie Dwyer
Katie Dwyer is a picture book illustrator with a passion for making her art bring stories to life in the imagination of children. "When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading your whole life does." - Kathleen Kelly in "You've Got Mail"
She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, 3 wild little boys, and 2 kittens. Her favorite things are iced matcha lattes with oat milk, The Office, reading in a cozy blanket on rainy days, museums, and movies.
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“Being aware of our feelings is a building block for our emotional and social intelligence. In this charming and creative book, Christina Furnival offers children a way to sense and shape their emotions that emerge in the important friendships that shape who we are now, and who we will become later on in our lives.”
―Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Developing Mind, Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Whole Brain Child
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.