They say parenting is the toughest job in the world but luckily for us, the parenting guide can help us navigate this tough road with the help of advice and insight from the experts. Bullying – at school, in the neighborhood, in cyberspace elsewhere can be tough not only for the child but also for the parents. However, there is sound advice available on how to deal with bullies and bullying.
We look at different books on the subject of bullying, to help you decide which the best parenting guide is for you:
Bullyproof Your Child For Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying for Good by Joel Harper and Jenna Galtzer. Also known as the “bully coach”, Joel Harper has years of hands on experience dealing with situations of bullying. This bullying guide helps you understand more about the dynamic of bullying – how it starts and how to deal with it. Bullying situations at school, camp, in sport as well as online are dealt with. Solutions for each situation are explored with tips of what works, why and what doesn’t in today’s age of cell phones and the internet.
Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series) by Susan M. Swearer PhD, Dorothy L. Espelage PhD, Scott A. Napolitano PhD. This parenting guide for bullying helps combat bullying at individual levels as well as the school and class levels, making this valuable not only for parents but also for educators. Including discussions, actual examples and questions for reflection, this guide helps us understand bullying and how to rescue the situation by establishing a strong anti bullying program.
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool–How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle (Updated Edition) by Barbara Coloroso. This guide takes a look at all three ingredients in bullying – the perpetrator who initiates the bullying, the victim who is afraid to tell as well as the bystander who watches mutely. Through practical tips and activities, the parenting guide offers tools to break the cycle of harassment. It outlines the difference between girl and boy bullies, what to do if your child is being bullied as well as how to intervene if your child is a bully.
Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? by Thomas A. Jacobs J.D. is a book that looks at the hot button topic of teen cyber bullying. This parenting guide look at the various forms of cyber bullying – hate emails, hateful comments on social networking sites and chat room, assuming false identities, online threatening, texting etc. The book looks at court cases relating to the subject (actual instances) facts, figures and suggestions for further reading.
Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega and Charisse Nixon looks at the fact that female bullying can be different but vicious all the same. This parenting guide looks at the bullying phenomenon such as forming cliques, gossiping, cruelty, teasing and retaliation aggression. The culture that breeds this behavior as well as the interventions to resolve the problem, are explored here.