Author: Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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.
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.
Friends and enemies--sometimes it's hard to tell the two apart. Especially when some people seem to be both. In her bestselling book Mean Girls, Hayley DiMarco counseled teens about how to handle mean girls at school or church who were making their lives miserable. But what's a girl to do when her own friends are the ones doing those mean and hurtful things--being her BFF one day but betraying her the next? Frenemies helps girls figure it out. In this new book from big-sister mentor Hayley DiMarco, teens will learn why friends act the way they do and how they should react when the mean people in their lives are the people they love and trust the most.
From asking for a bigger allowance to apologizing for ruining a friend's favorite book, this guide offers the exact words needed in these more than 200 other situations. Readers will find the tools, tips, techniques (and actual words!) to help them untangle their tongue and speak out with confidence and grace. Full color.
Author: Lana Button
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Bullying in schools
Willow is thrilled the whole class - including her! - is invited to classmate Kristabelle's fantastic birthday party, until the bossy birthday girl starts crossing guests off the list when they dare cross her. There are many books on bullying, but Willow's story offers a unique look at how to handle the situation as a bystander.
Author: Trudy Ludwig
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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.
Offers girls help dealing with backstabbing, bullying, betrayal and other tough friendship problems through advice, quizzes, tips, and accounts of girls who have overcome their differences and strengthened their friendship.
Author: Laurie E. Zelinger
Publisher: American Girl
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents advice for girls on how to feel their best in all kinds of situations, discussing how high self-esteem can turn a good day into a great one, while low self-esteem can make a bad day even worse.
Identifies the subtle means by which girls behave aggressively toward one another and examines specific behaviors while explaining the importance of enabling girls to express anger and resolve conflicts.
Author: Jenny Alexander
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
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.