Speak Up and Get Along

Author: Scott Cooper
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428881
Release Date: 2005-06-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What if every kid had a handy toolbox of ways to get along with others? That’s just what this book is: a collection of 21 concrete strategies kids can pull out and use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings. Like the Mighty Might, which takes all the fun out of teasing. And the Thought Chop, which helps kids resist self-defeating thoughts. And the Squeaky Wheel, a type of persistence that gets results. And the Coin Toss, a simple way to resolve small conflicts. Each tool is clearly described, illustrated with true-to-life examples, and accompanied by dialogue and lines kids can practice and use. Stories and anecdotes show each tool in action. A terrific resource for any young person—and any adult committed to teaching social skills. Includes a note to adults. Part of the Bully Free Kids™ line

Sticks and Stones

Author: Scott Cooper
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 9780812932409
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers advice to parents on how to teach their children to stop bullying, overcome shyness, resolve disputes, resist peer presure, and accept blame.

Stick Up for Yourself

Author: Gershen Kaufman
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781442996731
Release Date: 2009-08-05
Genre: Education

STICK UP FOR YOURSELF! WINNER! The National Parenting Center SEAL OF APPROVAL EVERY KID'S GUIDE TO PERSONAL POWER AND POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM. Have you ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things you didn't do, or treated unfairly? Do you sometimes feel frustrated, angry, powerless, and scared? Do wish you could stick up for yourself, but you don't know how? This book can help. In simple words and real-life examples, it shows you how to stick up for yourself with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even parents and teachers. It tells you things you can say without putting people down, and things you can do without getting into trouble. You'll feel better about yourself, stronger inside, and more in charge of your life. You'll also learn about yourself and what's important to you. You'll find out about your feelings, needs, and dreams for the future. You'll see that you're responsible for your own behavior and your own feelings - nobody else's. You'll learn positive ways to deal with strong feelings like anger, fear, jealousy, and shame. And you'll discover simple ways to ''store'' happiness and pride for times when you need them the most. First published in 1990, this book has helped countless kids build self-esteem and be more assertive. It can give you the power to stick up for yourself, be true to yourself, and feel secure and confident inside - no matter what. Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University and the author of several books. Lev Raphael, Ph.D., is a prize-winning author of dozens of novels and short stories. Pamela Espeland has authored and coauthored many books for children and adults.

Social Rules for Kids

Author: Susan Diamond
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1934575844
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help their children improve their social interactions. Social Rules for Kids - The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed helps open the door of communication between parent and child by addressing 100 social rules for home, school, and the community. Using simple, easy-to- follow rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this book aims to make student's lives easier and more successful by outlining specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.

Mom They re Teasing Me

Author: Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307488336
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

From the acclaimed authors of Best Friends, Worst Enemies, here is the perfect companion volume: a practical, how-to guide for parents to help their children navigate the sometimes harsh terrain of social life at school, on the playground, and in the neighborhood. Almost everyone agrees (and remembers): Childhood can be a traumatic time. Kids frequently face peer rejection, name-calling, bullying, after-school fights, esteem-crushing cliques, and malicious exclusion by the popular kids. And parents often feel powerless to console their children. Now help is here. Mom, They’re Teasing Me is a specific, hands-on guide for concerned parents who want to give their children the tools they need to cope with social cruelty. Through vividly written case studies and a reader-friendly question-and-answer format, this compelling book shows parents what a child may confront with other children, and then offers concrete advice on handling each situation. Mom, They’re Teasing Me deals in-depth with specific aspects of social cruelty: the four major types of children at risk for social isolation and their unique problems; the ordinary pain of those children not at risk—but who, nevertheless, cause their parents concern; and bad class dynamics in the school and neighborhood. Through thoughtful discussion and insightful suggestions, parents will discover • The difference between real risk and normal social pain • The appropriate time to intervene—and when to step back • Tips on how to mediate between children—without appearing meddlesome • Essential advice for parents who worry too much • The importance of teaching and encouraging leadership • The redemptive power of friendship Mom, They’re Teasing Me answers key questions on the many manifestations of social cruelty, offers compelling descriptions of prime “teasing” scenarios, and illustrates how to counter them. It is an indispensable book for every involved parent who wants to make their child’s formative years rich and rewarding. From the Hardcover edition.

Words Will Never Hurt Me

Author: Sally Northway Ogden
Publisher:
ISBN: 1586190318
Release Date: 2004-11
Genre: Education

A guide for parents and educators which makes complicated human behaviours simple.

Nobody Likes Me Everybody Hates Me

Author: Michele Borba
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787976628
Release Date: 2005-03-25
Genre: Family & Relationships

Do you wish your kid had more friends or could keep the ones she has? Is teasing, gossiping, bullying, or cyber-bullying a problem? Is she often left out or rejected by other kids? Does he just follow the crowd? Are you concerned about his friends? Does she complain that she’s unpopular or that nobody likes her? Are you at a loss for how to help your child handle those play dates, sleepovers, being shy, too sensitive, too competitive, or having a bad reputation? Look no further. The resource you need to solve these problems and boost your child’s social competence is in your hands Based on a survey of five thousand teachers and parents, Nobody Likes Me shows how to teach your child the 25 most essential friendship-building skills kids need to find, make, and keep friends, as well as survive that social pressure from peers.

Bullies to Buddies

Author: Izzy Kalman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0970648219
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the aggressive behavior known as bullying, covering causes, types of bullying, and ways to respond to a bully.

Being Me

Author: Wendy L. Moss
Publisher:
ISBN: 1433808838
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offers ways to explore your strengths and feel more confident in school, with your friends, and when facing life's other challenges.

How Kids Make Friends

Author: Lonnie Michelle
Publisher: Freedom Publishing Company (IL)
ISBN: 0963815210
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Philosophy

Describes how to meet people, the qualities that make a good friend, and activities for friends to do together.

How to Handle Bullies Teasers and Other Meanies

Author: Kate Cohen-Posey
Publisher:
ISBN: 1568250290
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides information on what makes bullies and teasers tick, how to handle bullies, how to deal with prejudice, and how to defend onesself when being teased or insulted.

Raise Your Child s Social IQ

Author: Cathi Cohen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0966036689
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Parents, this book offers direct, sense-making, step-by-step exercises that parents can do with their children to increase their social skills and awareness. Based on the highly successful social skills training groups that have been directed by Cathi Cohen for many years, Raise Your Child's Social I.Q. provides parents with the structure to work on skills at home--how to join a group, how to choose friends, how to notice what people around you are feeling, how to handle angry feelings and much, much more."

Good Friends are Hard to Find

Author: Fred H. Frankel
Publisher: Perspective Pub
ISBN: 096220367X
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Suggests ways in which parents can help children make and maintain friendships, including scheduling one-on-one play dates, encouraging good behavior, and overcoming hyperactivity.

The Unwritten Rules of Friendship

Author: Natalie Madorsky Elman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316055833
Release Date: 2008-12-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

This practical and compassionate handbook helps parents sharpen any child's social skills by identifying the "unwritten rules" that govern all relationships.