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"A powerful and poignant collection of real life social issues facing our kids today. It provides a wonderful opportunity for generating ethical and moral discussions with tweens and teens who are faced with the negative influences of peer pressure, bullying, and harassment. I highly recommend it!" -- Trudy Ludwig, Author of My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, and Sorry!
"A powerful set of case studies so interesting that they're bound to get kids thinking and talking about the problem of bullying. A superb tool for opening kids' eyes to their options!" -- Charles Boyle, NASA Alumnus and Author
"A valuable tool for adults who care about youth and wish to help them improve their interpersonal relationships and build a positive self-image." -- Dr. Donald Draayer, 1990 National Superintendent of the Year
"A wonderful resource for developing empathic critical thinking skills that will fortify a new youth culture of kindness and compassion. This is a much-needed addition to children's literature." -- Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, Author and Coauthor of many parenting books including Raising a Thinking Child and How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things
"At a time when we're seeing a rise in peer cruelty and bullying, Sandra Humphrey offers a treasure trove to help cultivate our students' empathy and give them a new perspective. Highly recommended!" -- Dr. Michele Borba, Author of Building Moral Intelligence
"Bullying, social aggression, and harassment are more pervasive in schools than at any other time in our education history. It's time we train our kids how to respond to various bullying situations before they occur. Sandra Humphrey does exactly that in her new book Hot Issues, Cool Choices." -- Gene Bedley, PTA National Educator of the Year
"This book fills a very important need in the bullying prevention field and I recommend it highly." -- Stan Davis, Bullying Prevention Consultant
"This is a book that no school or community can afford to be without." -- Philip Bigler, 1998 National Teacher of the Year
"What an invaluable resource for all adults--parents, teachers, and mentors--who care about the development of kids." --Marilyn Sharpe, Director of Christian Parenting and Intergenerational Ministry, The Youth & Family Institute
The issues are real, and very heartbreaking to read.
As the parent of a child who was once bullied, I can say that this book should be read by every child and parent of children from grammar school through junior high.
Victims of bullying and peer pressure, can lose their self esteem, become physically as well as emotionally ill.
My kids would laugh at the scenarios in this book. Real life Jr. High is so much more brutal. I was looking for help teaching my bus kids to stop the bullying cycle. Read morePublished 15 months ago by LLB
I got this book for school counseling classroom lessons. While it has good examples, I would have liked more detail on ways to prevent bullying, the role of students, and... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by ms
Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity and Put-Downs (Sandra McLeod Humphrey)
I feel this book should be read by every child and parent of... Read more
Hot Issues, Cool Choices
By Sandra McLeod Humphrey
Prometheus Books 133 pages
At the beginning of "Hot... Read more
This topic really hit home for me, my nephew is being bullied in school and we're unsure how to handle it. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Belinda
To be perfectly honest, the very first thing I though after reading this book with my daughter was how VERY glad I am that I homeschool!! Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by SimpleHedonist
Sandra Humphrey addresses a decades old problem; one that has affected every child, parent, teacher or school counselor and administrator in some way. Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by Lynnette A. Phillips
The Golden Rule is an old rule but a good one to live by.
"You can be a part of the group if you ditch her. Read more
I'm responsible for teaching social skills, calming/ self-regulation skills, and problem-solving skills as a Recreational Therapist for children (ages 7 to 12). Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by Danny W. Pettry