A children’s book about friendship and forgiveness: Our Friendship Rules

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Our Friendship Rules, written by Peggy Moss, is a story about Alexandra, who betrays her best friend, Jenny, in her bid to be part of the cool crowd. When Alexandra sees the hurt that she has caused her friend, she manages to find a way towards reconciliation with a new set of “friendship rules”.

The relational struggles Alexandra and Jenny navigate – situations of trying to fit in with the popular set, of hurting or being hurt by friends, of learning to forgive and heal a friendship – will be familiar to many children. This book offers a starting point to discuss complex friendship problems, and can provide a tool for adults to coach children through such relational challenges.