The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How To Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships (English)
The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How To Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships (English)
The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How To Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships (English)
The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How To Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships (English)
The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How To Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships (English)
The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How To Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships (English)
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The Not-So-Friendly Friend: How To Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships (English)

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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.

Illustrator Katie Dwyer is a Japanese American children’s book illustrator, born and raised in sunny California and transplanted to the beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.

Born with a love for creating, Katie would spend her childhood drawing and cutting paper dolls, painting pictures, and making dolls out of yarn. 

Katie works in watercolour, gouache, coloured pencil and ink, as well as digitally on her trusty iPad with Procreate and Photoshop.

When she isn’t drawing, Katie can be found chasing after her three little boys, drinking a lot of iced matcha lattes (with oat milk, obviously), reading, watching movies, and eating good food with her partner. She has a passion for encouraging imagination in kids, spreading kindness, and inspiring a love for reading and art with her whimsical illustrations.

Hardcover | 46 pages | 22.23 x 22.23cm