A First Look at Bullying
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Barron's A First Look At books explore the dynamics in relationships among children of preschool through early school age, and encourage kids to understand personal and social problems as a first step toward solving them. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The language in each book is simple and directeasy for younger children to understand. Full-color illustrations on every page. This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying among children. It helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience. (Ages 4-7, F&P Reading Level: P)
From the Reviews:
Very young children need very basic information. This book's no-nonsense approach is simple and straightforward. It explains exactly what bullying is, why it may happen and what victims can do to protect themselves. The focus here is on feelings, because 'bullies only pick on people they know they can hurt.' A child's best defense is self-esteem that develops naturally when a child feels loved by family and friends. Cartoon-style drawings present uncomplicated scenarios that can be easily understood. Questions highlighted in What About You? boxes help generate information sharing. Includes a list of parental tips on how to help a bullied child with the caveat that 'unconditional love is first and foremost'."
-Lynn T. Burke, Family Magazine, August 2001
Paperback / 32 Pages / 10 9/16 x 8 9/32 / 2000