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Fiona McPhee, Please Listen to Me

Learning the Magic of Collaboration for Confident Girls

Katie Hurley, DSW, LCSW
Publication Date:
Jun 04, 2024
PESI Publishing
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Struggling with a “too assertive” child? This book will help you teach them how to be a strong leader and harness their assertiveness while also learning how to collaborate and work with others.

”When friends work together, they all get to lead!”

Meet Fiona McPhee, a confident, creative, and outspoken girl. She likes to take charge – and she’s good at it! One day she and her friends begin a group project at school, but with Fiona taking the lead every step of the way, her friends, Avery, Susa, and Talia don’t feel heard or included. To continue working together, Fiona must learn that everyone has unique talents and something to contribute, not just the outspoken ones who enjoy leading the way.


By learning alongside Fiona and her friends, kids will discover how to work together with everyone’s unique strengths. They’ll also learn some big words in the process! At the end of the book, you’ll find kid-friendly activities and information, including how to:

  • Be assertive without being bossy
  • Grow their confidence and communication skills
  • Build collaborative leadership skills

Come along with Fiona as she learns that working together with your friends is the best way for everyone to succeed!




Katie Hurley, DSW, LCSW's Profile

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Katie Hurley, DSW, LCSW, is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, parenting educator, public speaker, and writer. She is the founder of “Girls Can!” empowerment groups for girls between ages 5-11.

Dr. Hurley is the senior clinical advisor of The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit dedicated to youth and young adult mental health and suicide prevention.

Dr. Hurley is the author of the award-winning No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls, The Depression Workbook for Teens: Tools to Improve Your Mood, Build Self-Esteem, and Stay Motivated, and The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World.

Dr. Hurley covers mental health, child and adolescent development, and parenting for The Washington Post, PBS Parents, CNN and NBC, among other places.

Dr. Hurley practices psychotherapy in the South Bay area of Los Angeles and earned her BA in psychology and women’s studies from Boston College, her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Doctor of Social Work from Simmons University. She splits her time between Los Angeles, California and coastal Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Katie Hurley maintains a private practice and receives compensation as a consultant, public speaker, and journalist. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Hurley receives a speaking honorarium and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Katie Hurley has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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