Mocking. Namecalling. Physical aggression. These experiences are all forms of bullying that can wreak havoc on a child's self-esteem, safety, and general happiness. Both parents of bullied children and parents of bullies and are in a difficult situation: They want to protect their children and control their behavior without making the problem worse. Parents need a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to ensure that their children's education and quality of life are not compromised. This book helps parents learn to:
Recognize the signs of bullying
Find out where bullying is taking place--at school, at a friend's house, or on the Internet
Understand the differences between bullying among boys and girls
Teach social skills and assertiveness techniques
Communicate with the parents of bullies
Get support from teachers, counselors, and other school administrators
Handle bullying situations involving children with special needs
Written by Deborah Carpenter, a social worker and assistant principal, this guide gives parents all the tools they need to recognize the problem, treat it properly, and prevent it from happening again.
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