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5 Star Rated Bullying Books

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How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies : A Book That Takes the Nuisance Out of Name Calling and Other Nonsense

by Kate Cohen-Posey, Betsy A. Lampe (Illustrator). Paperback (November 1995)

From Booklist - Gr. 4^-7. The fill-in-the-blank section may cause a few problems, but consider purchasing this anyway. It is one of a very few books that puts a practical spin on the subject. It doesn't consider bullies who shove and kick, but it has got some useful tips on how kids can use verbal techniques to turn a bully's slurs inside out. It is a bit of a stretch to think kids this age will want to start an anti-meanness club, and it's difficult to fully accept the author's suggestion that taking the sting out of bullies' words may help bullies see the error of their ways. But this is certainly a place to start when fighting back seems in order, with the ideas and the wordplays recommended giving victims just the edge they may need to begin to recoup their self-esteem. Stephanie Zvirin

From the Back Cover - Every young person will need this book at some time in his or her life!

How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies: Covers annoying name calling, vicious prejudice, explosive anger, dangerous situations, and causes of difficult behavior; Contains more than 12 ways for melting meanness; Uses dozens of dialogues and practice exercises that children enjoy reading; Shows young people how to put spiritual truths into action.

About the Author - Kate Cohen-Posey is a licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist practicing in central Florida since 1973. She is also the author of Trans-Formation in Everyday Life, A Shortcut to Relaxation and Problem Solving, and Brief Therapy Client Handouts. She is on the expert panel of childrentoday.com. She has presented at state and national conferences, appeared on the @Health Television Network and various radio shows, and contributed to articles for numerous magazines.

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Simon's Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs

by Karen Gedig Burnett, Laurie Barrows (Illustrator). Hardcover

The National Parenting Center November 1999 - Simon's Hook has been selected to receive The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title

Midwest Book Review, October 1999 - All children experience the taunts and teasings of other children. Karen Burnett is an elementary school counselor with more than 20 years experience and has written a wonderful picturebook story (charmingly illustrated by Laurie Barrows) that offers an intriguing, entertaining, and proven technique that kids can employ when feeling hurt or confused as a result of teasing by friends, peers or siblings. Simon's Hook: A Story About Teases and Put-Downs helps children to recognize they have choices.

Book Description - Simon is having a bad day; a bad hair day. First his sister gives him a strange hair cut, then his friends tease him. Simon doesn't know what to do. Lucky for him he runs into Grandma Rose. After listening to his sorrowful story she helps him learn an important life lesson; how to handle teases and put-downs. By comparing teases to fishing hooks she tells him a tale of how fish learned not to bite. With fanciful characters such as Harmony Hippy Fish, Freddie Fang, Max the Mouse Fish and more.

From the Publisher - Our goal is to provide books that are informative yet entertaining and fun. We teach social and emotional skills to help children lead happier lives.

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Bullies & Victims : Helping Your Child Survive the Schoolyard Battlefield

by Suellen Fried, Paula Fried. Paperback (June 1998)

Midwest Book Review - Parents receive an important guide to helping a child survive schoolyard bullying in a title which surveys peer abuse and provides suggestions for parental intervention and reaction. Understand different forms of bullying and different levels of response to its presence through a book written by a professional psychologist and a committee founder.

Book Description - Bullies and Victims 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.

Synopsis 1 - Explores the context of teasing and the power relationships among children, as well as the impact of adults, schools, the media, and society on bullies and victims in the schoolyard, with expert advice for parents and teachers on how to minimize the pain of this childhood experience. IP.

Synopsis 2 - When does teasing go over the line and become peer abuse? How should parents react when their child is threatened by another child? Bullies and Victims delves into these questions and suggests strategies for parents to follow. It explores the context of teasing and the power relationships between children, as well as the roles of adults, schools, the media, and society at large.

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Keys to Dealing With Bullies (Barron's Parenting Keys)

by Barry Edwards McNamara, Francine McNamara (Contributor). Paperback (November 1997)

Synopsis - Bullying is an age old problem, but its seriousness has only been recently recognized. Aimed at parents coping with raising children in today's demanding world, this book profiles bullies and their victims; describes patterns, underlying causes, and long-term effects; and offers specific suggestions for dealing with bullying.

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Childhood Bullying and Teasing : What School Personnel, Other Professionals, and Parents Can Do

by Dorothea M. Ross (Paperback - June 1996)

Reviewer: kgroeger@iol.ie from Youghal, Co.Cork , Ireland

This is a "must" if you are interested in this topic. I have read several books on bullying - this is by far the best and should be in every school library. It is intelligent, easily read, full of useful information and well reasoned . Many books on bullying concentrate on the psychological aspect as unfortunately most of the authors come from this field of study. However most teachers, to use Holt's expression want to know "what do I do Monday". Ross tells us. She is worth listening to. Buy this book! To the author I say well done, I have suggested to all Irish Headmasters to buy your book. I hope they do!

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Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

by Trevor Romain(Illustrator), Elizabeth Verdick (Editor). Paperback (September 1997)

Synopsis - Every child needs to know how to cope with bullies, and this book blends humor with serious, practical suggestions that will help kids understand, avoid and stand up to bullies while preserving their own self-esteem. Illustrations Ages 8-13. Pub: 9/97. .

Reviewer: A reader from Wheeling, WV Great for both kids and parents. Concise, yet comprehensive. Entertaining paperback with cartoon-like illustrations. Captured my son's attention and taught me a few new things about bullies and safe strategies for dealing with them. A must read for concerned parents and kids who are tired of being pushed around.

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  1. What is bullying?
  2. What can be done? Includes links to other useful sites
  3. Print out our Help Sheet for parents, teachers and carers
  4. Print out a questionnaire for children to answer
  5. Print out and colour an Ed and Kate cartoon about bullying
  6. 5 Star recommended books about bullying (This page)
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  8. Bullying... Our Stories
  9. David Bull - TV Doctor BBC Watchdog talks about Bullying
  10. Share your thoughts and experiences at the Bullying Forums


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