Don't Pick on Me: Help for Kids to Stand Up to and Deal with Bullies

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New Harbinger Publications, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 124 pages
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Bullying is an ever-present reality that all children experience at some point in their lives, and often it has consequences that spread far beyond childhood. Left unaddressed, excessive teasing and bullying can damage a child's self-esteem and contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety.

Now that bullying has moved from face-to-face encounters to the world of the Internet, it is more important than ever to arm kids with skills that can help protect them from the bullies they are certain to encounter. The activities in this book will help your children learn effective strategies to use when faced with teasing, name-calling, cyber-bullying, gossiping, and other forms of bullying and harassment.

Don't Pick On Me is filled with ten-minute activities and exercises you and your child can do together to learn how to effectively and safely stand up to a bully. These skills will build self-confidence and self-esteem--assets that will serve your child well through the teenage years and into adulthood.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Whats a Bully?
3
How a Bully Makes You Feel Sad Scared and More
6
How a Bully Makes You Feel Aches and Pains
11
Look Brave Act Brave
14
Look Good Feel Good
18
Stay Cool
21
Dont Bully Back
24
Nickname or NameCalling?
68
Dont Put Up with PutDowns
74
What Is Harassment?
75
Cant You Take a Joke?
78
Being Left Out
81
The Silent Treatment
84
You Better Watch Out
87
The Scariest Bullies
90

Steer Clear
27
Assertive Aggressive or Passive
30
Speaking Confidently
33
Theres Safety in Numbers
36
I Cant Hear a Word Youre Saying
39
IMessages
42
Laugh It Off
45
Im Out of Here
48
Tell an Adult You Trust
52
Telling Isnt Tattling
55
Problem Solving
59
Playful Teasing or Bullying?
65
Gossip and Rumors
93
Telephone Its Not Just a Game
96
About Cyberbullying
99
User IDs and Passwords
102
Stay Out of the Picture
105
When Friends Bully Friends
108
Id Do It for You
111
About Cliques
114
When You See Bullying Happen
118
Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress
122
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About the author (2010)

Susan Eikov Green is a writer and producer of over 150 award-winning educational programs for youth that cover such topics as bullying, character education, and drug prevention. She lives in Sherman, CT.

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