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“In my work I see many understandably frustrated parents become desperate to figure out how to enlist the school when their child is bullied. How should they approach the teacher? What happens if the teacher won't recognize the problem? What should you do if the school refuses to do anything to stop the bullies? The Bully Action Guide fills a critical gap in the resources available for parents. Not only does it provide clear strategies for when to approach educators but how. The book is filled with simple yet powerful scripts for parents to use to clearly communicate their child's rights and hold educators responsible in a way that gives the parent the best chance of working in collaboration with the school. I am strongly recommending this book for all parents.”—Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
"The Bully Action Guide is a must-have for anyone who is concerned about a child being bullied. Offering calm but effective dialogue templates, a "chain of command" hierarchy to follow when results aren't forthcoming at one level, and tips on what to document and how, Dr. Dragan provides the steps to help both parents and authorities communicate more effectively."--Cheryl Dellasega, author of Mean Girls Grown Up
“A most important book for any parent whose child is being bullied! No other book gives parents such sensible, easy–to-follow guidance for helping a child who's being bullied, and effectively communicating with a school to end the bullying. A must-read.”--Naomi Drew, author of No Kidding about Bullying
“Bullying is not a rite of passage; it is abuse that must be stopped. Dragan skillfully provides “how to’s” that parents can follow to protect their children at school. Who to call, what to say, questions to ask and scripts to follow – words so potent that they cannot be ignored. You want this pro on your team in times of trouble. He is telling you exactly how schools operate and how to get what you need. Listen and be safe!”--Mary Jo McGrath, author of School Bullying: Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability
“Dragan’s book places into the hands of parents orderly, common sense procedures to effectively communicate with their child and with the school to end bullying. It is time for a step-by-step proven system to give parents the edge when dealing with school administrators and teachers. This book gives parents much needed tools, so that schools will not only listen to them, but act to stop the bullying for their child.”--Brenda High, Co-director and Founder of watchdog organization Bully Police USA
Edward F. Dragan, Ed.D. has spent more than 40 years in education as a teacher, principal, school superintendent, and an official in the New Jersey Department of Education. As the founder of Education Management Consulting and of Safe Schools International, he is now a legal consultant for high profile school bullying cases. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, Today on NBC, PBS’s One on One, The Morning Show on Fox, and others.
I tried to handle things with the school as best I knew how, and I got nowhere with the school.
His book shows a true testament for how to help families dealing with bullying and we highly recommend not only parents but also school personel to read his book.
The techniques and insight provided by Dr. Dragan are informative and can make a difference and impact for a child who is the unfortunate victim of bullying.
Our son, Tyler, died from peer abuse driven bullycide on October 17th almost 4 years ago. We fought for years with the school system due to his bullying. Tyler was autistic. Read morePublished 14 months ago by TLong
The Bully Action Guide is a must read for all members of society (not just parents). Being the mother of 5 children, I truly wish I had this information when our son was a victim... Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by Beth Kohlmann
I am attorney who repesents children who have been bullied at school. The stories I hear are unfortunaely painful, but must be told, not only as we do in Court, but as has Dr. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by Martin Cirkiel
I was in high school in the 60's when bullying was either accepted or addressed by "fight back". That solution found me locked in a gym locker more times than I wish to recall. Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by Gary P. Cohen
I wish this book would have been available to me 10 years ago when I was sending emails to teachers and meeting with administrators. Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by jdfunk
A huge "Thank you" to Dr. Dragan for writing this wonderful book. Parents don't fully understand the effects of this horrible epidemic. Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Momof5