Some book suggestions:
1) Barbara Coloroso
It's the deadliest combination going: bullies who terrorize, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who watch, and adults who see the incidents as a normal part of childhood. All it takes to understand that this is a recipe for tragedy is a glance at headlines across the country. In this updated edition of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, which includes a new section on cyberbullying, one of the world's most trusted parenting educators gives parents, caregivers, educators-and most of all, kids-the tools to break the cycle of violence.
Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Barbara Coloroso explains:
- The three kinds of bullying, and the differences between boy and girl bullies
- Four abilities that protect your child from succumbing to bullying
- Seven steps to take if your child is a bully
- How to help the bullied child heal and how to effectively discipline the bully
- How to evaluate a school's antibullying policy
- And much more
This compassionate and practical guide has become the groundbreaking reference on the subject of bullying.
2) Jay McGraw"Every day after that, Danny does something to frighten Craig....Craig is smaller and far too scared to tell even his parents, let alone his teachers. He is miserable. And every day, Danny tries harder to make it worse."
On the internet, on playgrounds, and in schools across the country, thousands of elementary and middle school kids are picked on, teased, and harassed by bullies. It''s something that can jeopardize a child''s development -- unless they have the tools to help stop bullying in its tracks.
In Jay McGraw''s Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies, McGraw helps kids identify potentially harmful situations and deal with bullies through tips, techniques, and examples that apply to real-life situations. Jay doesn''t just speak about the bullies -- he also speaks to the bullies themselves to help them change their ways.
Jay takes a no-nonsense approach to bullying and the ways readers can handle it. This timely and much-needed book will be the tool kids across the country can use to stop being victims -- and take back the power in their lives.
If anyone else has suggestions of other books please let me know.