My New Best Friend by Sara MarloweMy New Best Friend by Sara Marlowe

My New Best Friend

bySara MarloweIllustratorIvette Salom

Hardcover | October 4, 2016

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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. 

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
Sara Marlowe is a clinical social worker, university lecturer and musician who has developed a mindfulness program for children and families that utilizes art, music, movement, and narrative-therapy ideas and is deeply informed by the neuroscience of mindfulness. She lives in Toronto with her partner, son, daughter and ginger cat. She ...
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Title:My New Best FriendFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.4 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Wisdom PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1614293538

ISBN - 13:9781614293538

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Remind Little Ones to Love themselves! Cute illustrations show examples of situations where children may feel worried, alone or need encouragement. It reminds them to find their inner self worth and provides parent with a great way to talk to little ones about positive self-esteem. To be shared with ages four to six.
Date published: 2016-12-09

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“What a delightful way to start learning self-compassion! This charming book shows how to be kind and understanding toward ourselves—encouraging, witnessing, comforting, sharing, forgiving, counseling, and supporting ourselves when we need it the most. May we begin early and enjoy this good company all the days of our lives.”