Bullyproof Your Child: An Expert's Advice on Teaching Children to Defend Themselves

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 11, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
Grade school bullies are a fact of life. But kids can protect themselves from these tormenters, thanks to Keith Vitali, a Black Belt Hall of Famer and a past guest on the The Oprah Winfrey Show. He shows parents some very basic self-defense techniques that they can teach their children so kids have the skills to stand up for themselves in everyday situations. Vitali’s simple instructions come accompanied by lots of black-and-white photographs in easy-to-follow, step-by-step sequences. In addition to explaining these defensive moves, Vitali explains what a bully is and the motivations behind his or her actions. Real-life stories provide additional insight into the emotional harm done to the victim, making this a valuable tool for parents and teachers alike.
 

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Contents

Title Page Copyright Page FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
What is Bullying?
Bullying Statistics
When Should a Child Fight Back?
The Increase in Bullying in America
How Bullies Choose Their Victims
If Your Child is Being Bullied
The Martial Arts Edge
Verbal Strategies for Dealing with a Bully
Standing Up to the Bully
The Physical Confrontation
Ground Defenses
SOURCES AND RESOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

If Your Child Is the Bully

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