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Helping Your Child Handle a Bully

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And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment and Emotional Violence
by James Garbarino Details
James Garbarino, the bestselling author of "Lost Boys," and Ellen deLara uncover the staggering extent of emotional cruelty and its ramifications and counter the nursery rhyme that words don't hurt. Through hundreds of interviews, the authors provide a direct word-for-word view into the thinking of adolescents and the strategies they use to keep themselves safe during the school day.
Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear
by Carrie Goldman Details
Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence.
Bullies and Victims: Helping Your Child Survive the Schoolyard Battlefield
by SuEllen Fried Details
Fried explores the context of teasing and the power of relationships between children, as well as the roles of adults, schools, the media, and society at large.
Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers and Parents to Combat the Bullying Crisis
by Lee Hirsch Details
A companion book to the acclaimed documentary film that inspired a national conversation, BULLY is packed with information and resources for teachers, parents, and anyone who cares about the more than 13 million children who will be bullied in the United States this year. Celebrity contributions combine with essays from experts, authors, government officials, and educators to offer powerful insights and concrete steps to take, making the book an essential part of an action plan to combat the bullying epidemic in America.
Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying
by Cheryl Dellasega Details
Gossip, teasing, forming cliques, and other cruel behaviors are the basis of this bullying, which harms both victim and aggressor. In "Girl Wars," two experts explain not only how to prevent such behavior but also how to intervene should it happen, as well as overcome the culture that breeds it.
I Wrote On All Four Walls: Teens Speak Out On Violence
by Fran Fearnley Details
"I Wrote On All Four Walls" collects the harrowing stories of nine contemporary teenagers who have witnessed, been the victim of, or instigated acts of violence... sometimes all three. In their own words, these teens offer thoughtful testimony on how such experiences have impacted on their lives, and their choices in dealing with those repercussions.
Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems
by Michael Thompson Details
Through vividly written case studies and a reader-friendly question-and-answer format, "Mom, They’re Teasing Me" is full of specific, how-to advice for parents to help their children navigate the sometimes harsh terrain of social life–which includes name-calling, after-school fights, esteem-crushing cliques, and malicious exclusion by the popular kids.
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
by Rachel Simmons Details
Dirty looks and taunting notes are just a few examples of girl bullying that girls and women have long suffered through silently and painfully. With this book Rachel shows millions of girls, parents, counselors, and teachers how to deal with this devastating problem.
The Anti-Bullying Handbook
by Keith Sullivan Details
This is an essential source of information which provides a clear overview of what we understand about bullying.
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander
by Barbara Coloroso Details
Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Barbara Coloroso explains many aspects of this issue, including: the three kinds of bullying; four abilities that protect your child from succumbing to bullying; and seven steps to take if your child is a bully.
The Bullying Antidote : Superpower Your Kids For Life
by Louise Hart Details
Offers parents advice on raising confident children who will be resilient in the face of a bully, featuring strategies for building a family culture that prohibits bullying and for boosting children's self-respect and self-esteem.
When Your Child is Being Bullied: Real Solutions for Parents, Educators & Other Professionals
by J.E. DiMarco Details
A step-by-step guide written by two parents who have lived through the process. This book uses a blend of relevant stories, lessons learned, research, and clearly laid out steps to help identify, understand, solve the problem, and get families back on track.
Updated 03/17/2014

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