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Stop Picking On Me (A First Look At Bullying) Paperback – March 1, 2000
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--Adoptive Families magazine
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This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying in reassuringly simple terms. The fears, worries, and questions surrounding this upsetting experience are made accessible to young children.
Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these superb information books promote interaction among children, parents, and teachers on personal, social, and emotional issues. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
That said, for any parent whose child has been bullied by another...it's a problem that can completely overshadow a child and a family.
"Stop Picking on Me" was a tremendous tool to help our 7 year old daughter. She has been bullied for 2 years by another girl at our school. Although the school tried to be responsive to our concerns, like most bullying, it often takes place where no one can see it.
We needed to help our daughter understand what was making this girl pick on her, and what she could do to protect herself. It is easy to read, and helps your child understand what makes a bully tick. My daughter said the illustrations really showed how she felt when she was singled out by the bully.
Thomas' book gave us a chance to really talk about what was happening at school, and how to deal with it. The most important lesson your child will learn is that it's okay to tell someone. The message is easy enough for a four year old to understand, but there's enough information here to spark a good discussion with an older child.
This book won't make a bully go away, but it will help you talk to your child about bullying and help give your child the tools and hopefully the courage to stand up to the schoolyard or neighborhood bully.
The story is well told and even discusses why some children are bullies. It makes the point that even adults can be bullies and that this can cause children who have been bullied to become bullies themselves. While this is sad, bullying is never OK. The book offers advice on what to do if someone bullies you: tell an adult, be with people who love you.
We also use this book with our feisty 3-year old daughter, who can be a bit bossy with her peers. We talk to her about how saying certain things can hurt people's feelings and that we would never want her to be a bully.
I really recommend this book, both for victims of bullies and potential bullies.
The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars is because I feel that the book only offers the suggestion of telling an adult, which don't get me wrong is VERY important, but I wish it had suggestions on how the kids can try to handle it on their own first. Overall, I do think the book is great to understand and discuss this epidemic of bullying.
Yeah! Great book!
I recommend Simon's Hook to teach more ways about dealing with bully, without relying on an adult.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! I use it when counseling certain child clients who are may be dealing with bullying issues at school.Published 11 days ago by Carolyn Edwards
This book was in great condition and perfect for our need.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very happy mom when I see my kids reading...what more can I say!Published 12 months ago by Nathan Westfall
Seems a bit lengthy, but gets to the point of bullying and how to understand that its safe to talk to someone about it.Published 14 months ago by Sharon Kwascigroh
This is a great book but seems to deal more with bullies that are being mistreated at home. NOt sure if I want to go that way when I am trying to explain why some bullies behave... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lilleth
Never too soon to help children resist the difficulty with bullys.Published 22 months ago by Nancy Cruz
My first graders loved this book and were ready to open up about their experiences after I read it. They wrote full pages about "how to stop the bullies" after we read and... Read morePublished on October 14, 2014 by kate barnett