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Bullies, Bigmouths and So-called Friends: 4

Bullies, Bigmouths and So-called Friends: 4

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By (author) J. Alexander

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  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 10mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340911840
  • ISBN 13: 9780340911846
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: 2nd New edition
  • Illustrations note: B&W Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 16,992

Product description

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.

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Jenny Alexander is the author of many fiction and non fiction reading books for educational publishers, including Mouse and the Bullies (Longman), which has been approved by ChildLine. She is also the author of Your Child: Bullying (Element), which appears on the DfEE Bullying Pack recommended reading list and has been endorsed by Susan Jeffers (author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway). Her interest in this subject began when her son was bullied at school.

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Unique in teaching children how to boost their self-esteem and so prevent bullying from affecting their lives. Independent This is an important book for youngsters who want to become bully-proof. The Funday Times This brill book is full of tips on how to build up your confidence and look after yourself. We like! Bubble At last, a book that really helps you to deal with the people in your life who are making you miserable. Bookseller An ideal book to be used in schools. ChildLine in Schools The ideal book for teachers or counsellors... as well as children themselves. Education Today Offers simple strategies for building up confidence so that taunts and teasing have fewer insecurities to feed on. Sainsbury's Magazine There is much in this book that children might find of real help. Books for Keeps