9781569242537

10 Days to a Bully-Proof Child

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    9781569242537

  • ISBN10:

    1569242534

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-18
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Summary

If you're feeling anxious and helpless that your child is being bullied (or is a bully), you are not alone. According to psychologists, nearly 1 in 4 kids are engaged in bullying behavior. Yet, although we're all aware that bullying can provoke violence, many schools and parents remain unsure of what to do about it. Now, 10 Days to a Bully-Proof Child shows you how to protect your child from this dangerous problem-even if your child's school has been unresponsive. Based on Dr. Kraizer's revolutionary, widely practiced Take a Stand program, 10 Days to a Bully-Proof Child teaches families how to role play conflict scenarios so that kids can respond to bullies effectively. Each day your child will learn a new assertiveness skill, to: React with confidence when a bully shows up, Overcome shyness or aggression, Speak up for himself, Use strong body language, Handle cyber-bullying, Deal with negative comments and feelings of frustration, Safely tell an adult about harassment, Understand social cues and make friends, Be an advocate for others. Whether you're the parent of a target, a bully, or a bystander, 10 Days to a Bully-Proof Child will help you raise a more confident, empathetic child and stop the bullying for good. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Dr. Sherryll Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk. She is the founder and director of the Coalition for Children, a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) organization. She has taught and worked with schools for more than 25 years, and currently serves as a Special Education Staff Developer for the Denver Public Schools.

Dr. Kraizer has developed programs that support communities, schools and families to provide effective, affordable education that works. The Safe Child Program is a comprehensive prevention of child abuse curriculum that enables teachers, families and children to educate before abuse occurs and that gives children skills that make them less vulnerable. The Reach and Challenge Programs recognize the powerful forces on young people and adolescents and provide them with skills to make choices that empower their lives. The Recovery Program helps young people who have been abused to rebuild their sense of self and to prevent future victimization. The Take A Stand Program is designed to stop patterns of bullying and interpersonal violence in all areas of the community.

Dr. Kraizer’s work is based on the belief that faced with the magnitude of child abuse and interpersonal violence around the world, it is virtually impossible — at the individual and governmental level — to confront and address child abuse until viable, affordable and effective prevention education is widely available. The past twenty years she has participated in the evolution of a clear set of guidelines for prevention programs, what makes them effective, what works and what doesn't.

Dr. Kraizer is internationally recognized for creating models that maximize community-wide participation in prevention efforts and her research of program effectiveness, including what methods effective actual behavioral change associated with reduction of risk. Her materials are translated and used in 80 countries around the world. (www.safechild.org)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Understanding Bullying: Who Are the Bullies and Targets?p. 19
Taking Action: If Your Child Is Being Bullied or Is a Bullyp. 43
Developing Empathy for Othersp. 61
Communicating What You Mean, Like You Mean Itp. 79
Learning to Listen and Read Social Cuesp. 101
Speaking Up for Yourself: Understanding Assertivenessp. 119
Resolving Conflicts: When a Bully Shows Upp. 143
Being a Good Friendp. 159
Staying Safe Online: Preventing Cyber-Bullyingp. 179
Advocating for Othersp. 199
Resourcesp. 215
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