Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends

Author: Patti Kelley Criswell
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442071664
Release Date: 2009-08-21
Genre: Bullying in schools

Presents information about bullies, with advice on how to stand up to a bully, how to help friends who are being bullied, and how to get support from family and other adults.

Stand Up for Yourself Your Friends

Author: Patti Kelley Criswell
Publisher: Amer Girl Pub
ISBN: 1593694822
Release Date: 2008-12-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents information about bullies, with advice on how to stand up to a bully, how to help friends who are being bullied, and how to get support from family and other adults.

Little Girls Can Be Mean

Author: Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429964804
Release Date: 2010-08-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

Worried about mean girls? Help your daughter respond and react to bullying where it starts---in elementary school As experts in developmental psychology and each a mother of three, Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert began noticing an alarming pattern of social struggle among girls as young as five, including their own daughters. In today's world, it is likely that your daughter has been faced with bullying and friendship issues, too---and perhaps you're at a loss for how to guide her through these situations effectively. Little Girls Can Be Mean is the first book to tackle the unique social struggles of elementary-aged girls, giving you the tools you need to help your daughter become stronger, happier, and better able to enjoy her friendships at school and beyond. Dr. Anthony and Dr. Lindert offer an easy-to-follow, 4-step plan to help you become a problem-solving partner with your child, including tips and insights that girls can use on their own to confront social difficulties in an empowered way. Whether your daughter is just starting grade school or is already on her way to junior high, you'll learn how to: OBSERVE the social situation with new eyes CONNECT with your child in a new way GUIDE your child with simple, compassionate strategies SUPPORT your daughter to act more independently to face the social issue By focusing squarely on the issues and needs of girls in the years before adolescence, Little Girls Can Be Mean is the essential, go-to guide for any parent or educator of girls in grades K-6.

My Secret Bully

Author: Trudy Ludwig
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385387064
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

THE SECRET'S OUT ON BULLYING Here is the all-too-familiar story of Monica. She and Katie have been friends since kindergarten. Monica loves being around her when she's nice. But there are times when Katie can be just plain mean. And Monica doesn't understand why. Monica is a target of relational aggression, emotional bullying among friends who will use name-calling and manipulation to humiliate and exclude. But with a little help from a supportive adult—her mother—Monica learns to cope and thrive by facing her fears and reclaiming power from her bully. Including a foreword by the founder of the The Ophelia Project, as well as helpful tips, discussion questions, and additional resources, My Secret Bully is a vital resource for children, parents, teachers, and counselors. From the Hardcover edition.

Friendship and Other Weapons

Author: Signe Whitson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857005405
Release Date: 2011-10-15
Genre: Psychology

Long before most school programs begin anti-bullying campaigns, young girls are getting a full education in social aggression. Girls as young as age five are experiencing acts of bullying, disguised as friendship, that shake the carefully laid foundations of their self-image, personal values, and beliefs about peer relationships. Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting fun, the hands-on activities in Friendship and Other Weapons build critical knowledge and friendship survival skills such as: · Recognizing the Red Flags of Girl Bullying · Responding Assertively to Bullying Behavior · Realizing Personal Strengths · Becoming an Ally to Others Facing Bullying · Resolving Conflicts Directly · Using Technology and Social Media Ethically This photocopiable resource book provides educators, social workers and counsellors with a complete, ready-to-use group curriculum to help young girls aged 5–11 build constructive and fulfilling friendships.

Confessions of a Former Bully

Author: Trudy Ludwig
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375987069
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After Katie gets caught teasing a schoolmate, she's told to meet with Mrs. Petrowski, the school counselor, so she can make right her wrong and learn to be a better friend. Bothered at first, it doesn't take long before Katie realizes that bullying has hurt not only the people around her, but her, too. Told from the unusual point of view of the bullier rather than the bullied, Confessions of a Former Bully provides kids with real life tools they can use to identify and stop relational aggression. From the Hardcover edition.

Girl Wars

Author: Cheryl Dellasega
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743253642
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The only book with a program that is proven to solve the problem of female bullying, a controversial issue first exposed in the bestselling Reviving Ophelia. Stop the Hurting Mary Pipher's bestselling Reviving Ophelia triggered widespread interest in the culture of preteen and teenage girls and the seeming epidemic of relational aggression (bullying) among them. Gossip, teasing, forming cliques, and other cruel behaviors are the basis of this bullying, which harms both victim and aggressor. Until now, no one has been able to offer practical and effective solutions that stop girls from hurting each other with words and actions. But in Girl Wars, two experts explain not only how to prevent such behavior but also how to intervene should it happen, as well as overcome the culture that breeds it. Illustrated by compelling true stories from mothers and girls, the authors offer effective, easy-to-implement strategies that range from preventive to prescriptive, such as how to -Adopt a "help, don't hurt" strategy -Provide positive role models -Teach communication skills online and off -Stress assertiveness, not aggressiveness -Learn conflict resolution skills -Identify alternatives to bullying behavior With their combined experience in offering and evaluating programs that combat bullying, the authors show that girls not only want to help rather than hurt each other, they can do so with guidance from concerned adults.

Stick Up for Yourself

Author: Gershen Kaufman
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575428680
Release Date: 1999-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

First published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills. Newly revised and updated, it’s the ultimate resource for any kid who’s ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didn’t do, or treated unfairly—and for any kid who sometimes feels frustrated, angry, powerless, or scared. Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even grown-ups. Kids learn how to build relationships, become responsible, manage their anger, grow a “feelings vocabulary,” make good choices, solve problems, set goals, and “store” happiness and pride. Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively. A special note to parents and teachers explores the “self-esteem backlash” and explains what self-esteem really is—and why kids today need it more than ever. A wealth of practical, encouraging, realistic advice, this empowering little book is also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors. Part of the Bully Free Kids™ line

Bullies Bigmouths and So Called Friends

Author: Jenny Alexander
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444932447
Release Date: 2015-12-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside. Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings. This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.

Drama Rumors Secrets

Author: Nancy Holyoke
Publisher: Amer Girl
ISBN: 1609589033
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Shares expert advice for how to avoid and diffuse drama-related challenges including jealousy, gossip and cyberbullying, offering insights into the psychology of drama based on the experiences of real girls. Original.

Trouble Talk

Author: Trudy Ludwig
ISBN: 1582462402
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Maya gets help from a school counselor when the new student she has tried to befriend upsets her, as she has other students, by spreading rumors, saying hurtful things, and sharing information that is not hers to share.


Author: Erin Frankel
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575426594
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Told from a bystander's perspective, Jayla sees that Luisa has become the class bully's new target, but she doesn't dare stand up to the bully for fear of being bullied.

Bullying in the Girl s World

Author: Diane Senn
Publisher: Youthlight
ISBN: 1598500236
Release Date: 2007-03
Genre: Education

Girl bullying/relationally aggressive behaviour appears to be motivated by underlying fear and insecurity. The first step to counteracting girl bullying is an awareness of the hidden causes of girl bullying. The second step is gaining an understanding that these are behaviours we don t have to accept. And the third step is sharing support and skill building for dealing with and/or reducing girl bullying behaviour. She includes a section on parent workshops and handouts. This book provides a school-based approach to girl bullying that includes class lessons, small group activities and ideas for individual counselling. The class lessons include stories, activities, suggestions and reproducible student worksheets. These strategies are not just for girls and can include the entire class. The group approach includes surveys, stories, strategies, student assessments, and group activities. The individual counselling section includes situation cards, activities, student worksheets, and a simple problem solving model.

No More Mean Girls

Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524704674
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

In this Queen Bees and Wannabes for the elementary and middle school set, child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley shows parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud. Once upon a time, mean girls primarily existed in high school, while elementary school-aged girls spent hours at play and enjoyed friendships without much drama. But in this fast-paced world in which young girls are exposed to negative behaviors on TV and social media from the moment they enter school, they are also becoming caught up in social hierarchies much earlier. No More Mean Girls is a guide for parents to help their young daughters navigate tricky territories such as friendship building, creating an authentic self, standing up for themselves and others, and expressing themselves in a healthy way. The need to be liked by others certainly isn't new, but this generation of girls is growing up in an age when the "like" button shows the world just how well-liked they are. When girls acknowledge that they possess positive traits that make them interesting, strong, and likeable, however, the focus shifts and their self-confidence soars; "likes" lose their importance. This book offers actionable steps to help parents empower young girls to be kind, confident leaders who work together and build each other up.