My New Best Friend

My new best friend comforts me when I feel sad, encourages me when I feel frustrated, and is happy for me when I'm having fun.


32 pages, 8 x 8 inches


ISBN 9781614293538

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“Delightful and charming! This book shows how to be compassionate toward ourselves—encouraging, comforting, forgiving, and supporting ourselves when we need it the most.” —Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:05 -- Kestrel Slocombe

“I have a new best friend. I’ve known her my whole life, but we only just became friends.”

When people we care about are having a hard time, we usually treat them with kindness and understanding—yet when we are the ones having a hard time, we are often quick to be unkind. We may get angry and impatient with ourselves, even calling ourselves nasty names. My New Best Friend invites children to break free of this pattern of “inner bullying,” helping them treat themselves with kindness and understanding—laying the groundwork for emotional resilience, self-compassion, and positive self-esteem.

“This is an absolutely delightful book that perfectly delivers the message of self-compassion in a way that is fun and easy to understand for kids. Parents who buy this book for their children will be giving them a gift to last a lifetime!”
—Kristin Neff, Ph.D, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself