We are so excited that you came to our site to learn more about The Friends Forever Girls® book series and collection of dolls. We are two moms who have been friends since early childhood. With young children of our own, our mission is to teach about the importance of friendship, character and community to girls through The Friends Forever Girls® brand.
A few years back, The Josephson Institute of Ethics called together leaders of educational and youth service organizations to determine how we can best impact character development in children. They came up with six values: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. The six values support today’s “Character Counts” program. “They are important because they are a fundamental way to bring people of all types together in agreement,” says the Institute.
We used the Institute’s findings as the driving force behind our mission and created the Butterfly Promises which can be used as a tool to guide young girls when making decisions in real life situations. We have also provided questions at the end of each story to encourage conversation about the things that matter most to you and your daughter.
Thank you for choosing The Friends Forever Girls® to provide fun and entertainment for your daughter. We are sure it will become a lasting way to reinforce beliefs and values.
Kristi & Lisa
Who are the Friends Forever Girls®? The Friends Forever Girls® are six characters with unique personalities that come to life through books and contemporary, age appropriate dolls for girls ages six and up. The dolls are 18 inches tall, have an all vinyl body, moveable arms and legs and are able to stand on their own. The Friends Forever Girls® combine beautiful real looking dolls with content that delivers a much-needed positive message and image to the girls that play with them.
What are the Butterfly Promises? The Butterfly Promises are used as a tool to guide The Friends Forever Girls® when making decisions. They can also be used by you and your daughter! The Promises spell out “Butterfly” to make it easy to remember.
Be the best I can be
Use kindness and be fair
Tell the truth
Treat others the way I want to be treated
Encourage my friends
Respect myself and others
Find the courage to do what’s right
Listen to others, and remember…
You can do it!
The Friends Forever Girls communicate real-life tools for dealing with the dynamics of friendships. (Erin G., 2nd grade teacher ~ CA)
I love Natalie – she likes to swim just like me (Grace ~ FL)
The Friends Forever Girls message is right on! Friendships between girls are so important. This is a great way to talk about the importance of friends and building self-respect. (Marge, Girl Scout Leader ~ WI)