Bullying: A Parent's Guide

Bullying: A Parent's Guide

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By (author) Jennifer Thomson

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  • Publisher: NEED2KNOW
  • Format: Paperback | 106 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 202mm x 8mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 12 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Peterborough
  • ISBN 10: 1861442165
  • ISBN 13: 9781861442161
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 407,333

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Answers the questions that every parent wants to know, as well as offering ways to not only get the bullying to stop, but also to boost the shattered confidence of the bullied child. This title provides knowledge you need to tackle bullying and keep your child safe.

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Author information

Jennifer Thomson is a freelance writer and the author of 6 non-fiction books, including Caring for Your Dog: The Essential Guide from Need2Know and Living Cruelty Free (Greatest Guides). Her first novel will be published in 2011 and she is working on her first crime novel. She knows the agony of being bullied as she was targeted throughout school and wrote this book to prevent others from suffering as she did. She can be contacted through her website www.jenniferthomson.co.uk or blog at http://ramblingsofafrustratedcrimewriter.blogspot.com

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By Christopher Kokoski 05 Sep 2011 5

When you're looking for a book on bullying, you want a book to cover everything - how to understand it, spot it, respond to it, talk about it and most importantly, stop it in its tracks. If you are a parent, you know the worry and concern that your child will be the victim of ruthless teasing and taunting, or worse. This is a comprehensive guide on what to do every step of the way. It's like having a team of bullying experts in the room answering your every question.

It is clear the author knows the painful experience of bullying victim, and is not simply an outsider looking in. This instantly resonated with me (I've been the target of a long-term 'bullying campaign', as the author puts it, myself). This allowed me to trust that she had something to say on the topic.

At the same time, unlike other authors, she does not let her personal experience dominate the book, only support and enhance it. I loved how she broke down the distinctions between what is and what is not considered bullying, the multiple types and forms of bullying and how she offered keen insight into everyone affected by the bullying, widening the impact far beyond two individuals.

Here are a few of the many things you will learn:

8 excuses your child will say to cover up bullying pg. 26-27

46 specific strategies to get your child to open
up and talk about bullying (this could be worth the
price of the book itself!) pg. 29-35

The myths about bullying pg. 38-44

How to approach the parents of your child's bully pg. 71-73

How to repair your child's shattered self-esteem pg. 87-94

When it comes to our kids, we all want them safe and happy. I can't imagine a more compact, practical resource for parents.

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bullying is on the increase gone are the days when the bully would just be in the playground now theyre in your childrens sanctuary their home. Read the book and see if you recognise that inner child in you. An insightful, practical and very helpful book This book moved and impressed me on several different levels. First of all, it brought back old memories of when I was bullied at school (50 years ago!) - and made me cry. Would you believe that, after all this time, hearing the words: "It's not your fault you were bullied" could bring on the tears? Well, all I can say is that it did, and although I've had counselling and other kinds of help in the years since I was bullied, this book comforted me in a way I'd never quite experienced before. I wish my parents had had a copy of this book! I also wish I'd had a copy when my own children were at school. The author is honest about her own experience of being bullied as a child, and that is one of the things that gives the book its conviction and power. Her writing is clear and straightforward; her advice wise and practical. I'm sure that any parent reading this who is worried about their child being bullied will find it reassuring and helpful. It's full of information and advice - just what are the school's responsibilities and how should you approach them? Where else can you go for help? How can you help restore the self-confidence of a bullied child? What signs should you look out for? How can you make it easier for your child to talk to you? What organisations can help you and what should you do about bullying online? And what shouud you do if you fear your child may be bullying someone else? This is a resource book par excellence, but it's more than that - it's full of compassion, understanding, wisdom, insight and hope. I recommend it wholeheartedly. An Excellent Resource Jennifer Thomson's 'Bullying, A Parent's Guide' is a fantastic book. We can all, I imagine, relate in one way or another. And it is the relating that makes it exceptionally difficult when your child is being bullied at school - you don't want them to feel like you were made to feel, why would you? And that's exactly where this healing, calming, no-nonsense book absolutely comes into its own. You can take a deep breath and look at things in a more rational manner because of the way that the author has laid each topic out. It is easy to read and exceptionally helpful. What's more, from personal experience of our son being bullied

Table of contents

Bullying: The Inside Story? Is My Child Being Bullied? Talking to Your Child? Why My Child? Prevention? Going to the School? Other Help You Can Ge? Inside the Mind of a Bullied Child? Boosting Your Childs Self-esteem