ERIC Number: ED496944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Bully Blocking: Six Secrets to Help Children Deal with Teasing and Bullying. Revised Edition
Field, Evelyn M.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This confidence-boosting book aims to help children overcome the damaging effects of teasing and bullying, and to develop practical skills and attitudes to improve their self-esteem and quality of life. This revised edition of "Bully Blocking" (originally published under the title "Bully Busting") is based on Evelyn Field's "Secrets of Relating," a six-step model that has proved highly successful in her counselling work with young people. The first part of the book helps parents understand what happens when their children are bullied and provides useful approaches for changing the attitude of children who may feel there is no hope. The second part provides a programme of activities with an emphasis on fun, helping children to understand their feeling and develop effective methods of counteracting bullying situations, including improving self-esteem, building support networks and communicating confidently. This book will be an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, educators and counsellors working with children at risk of or experiencing bullying. Following an introduction, this book is divided into three parts. Part I, Understanding Bullying, presents: (1) Bullying--An Overview; (2) Bullies and Targets; (3) What Causes Bullying?; and (4) The Damage Done. Part II, Taking Action, continues with: (5) First, Transform Your Child's Attitudes; (6) How Parents Can Help; and (7) What Schools Can Do. Part III, The Six Secrets of Relating, concludes with: (8) Regulate Your Feelings--Secret 1; (9) Understand Why You Are Bullied or a Bully--Secret 2; (10) Build Your Self-Esteem--Secret 3; (11) Become a Confident Communicator--Secret 4; (12) Create Your Own "Power Pack"--Secret 5; and (13) Develop a Support Network--Secret 6. This book also contains: a teachers' supplement; list of resources; and an index.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Support Groups, Quality of Life, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Antisocial Behavior, Coping, Counseling, Attitude Change, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Role, School Role
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
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Audience: Parents; Counselors; Teachers
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