Speak Up and Get Along!

Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good About Yourself
Author: Scott Cooper
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575428888
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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What if every kid had a handy toolbox of ways to get along with others? That’s just what this book is: a collection of 21 concrete strategies kids can pull out and use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings. Like the Mighty Might, which takes all the fun out of teasing. And the Thought Chop, which helps kids resist self-defeating thoughts. And the Squeaky Wheel, a type of persistence that gets results. And the Coin Toss, a simple way to resolve small conflicts. Each tool is clearly described, illustrated with true-to-life examples, and accompanied by dialogue and lines kids can practice and use. Stories and anecdotes show each tool in action. A terrific resource for any young person—and any adult committed to teaching social skills. Includes a note to adults. Part of the Bully Free Kids™ line

A Teacher's Guide to Stick Up for Yourself!

A 10-Part Course in Self-Esteem and Assertiveness for Kids
Author: Gershen Kaufman,Lev Raphael,Pamela Espeland
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426765
Category: Education
Page: 128
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The revised and updated edition of our popular guide reinforces and expands the messages of the Stick Up for Yourself! with a step-by-step curriculum in ten easy-to-use sessions. Includes reproducible handout masters.

Partners in Play

An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy
Author: Terry Kottman,Kristin Meany-Walen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119268990
Category: Psychology
Page: 428
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Play therapy expert Terry Kottman and her colleague Kristin Meany-Walen provide a comprehensive update to this spirited and fun text on integrating Adlerian techniques into play therapy. Clinicians, school counselors, and students will find this to be the definitive guide for using Adlerian strategies with children to foster positive growth and effective communication with their parents and teachers. After an introduction to the basics of the approach and the concepts of Individual Psychology, the stages of Adlerian play therapy are outlined through step-by-step instructions, detailed treatment plans, an ongoing case study, and numerous vignettes. In addition to presenting up-to-date information on trends in play therapy, this latest edition emphasizes the current climate of evidence-based treatment and includes a new chapter on conducting research in play therapy. Appendixes contain useful worksheets, checklists, and resources that can be easily integrated into practice. Additional resources related to this book can be found in the ACA Online Bookstore at www.counseling.org/publications/bookstore and on Terry Kottman’s website encouragementzone.com. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

Stick Up for Yourself!

Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-esteem: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author: Gershen Kaufman
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442996730
Category: Education
Page: 320
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STICK UP FOR YOURSELF! WINNER! The National Parenting Center SEAL OF APPROVAL EVERY KID'S GUIDE TO PERSONAL POWER AND POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM. Have you ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things you didn't do, or treated unfairly? Do you sometimes feel frustrated, angry, powerless, and scared? Do wish you could stick up for yourself, but you don't know how? This book can help. In simple words and real-life examples, it shows you how to stick up for yourself with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even parents and teachers. It tells you things you can say without putting people down, and things you can do without getting into trouble. You'll feel better about yourself, stronger inside, and more in charge of your life. You'll also learn about yourself and what's important to you. You'll find out about your feelings, needs, and dreams for the future. You'll see that you're responsible for your own behavior and your own feelings - nobody else's. You'll learn positive ways to deal with strong feelings like anger, fear, jealousy, and shame. And you'll discover simple ways to ''store'' happiness and pride for times when you need them the most. First published in 1990, this book has helped countless kids build self-esteem and be more assertive. It can give you the power to stick up for yourself, be true to yourself, and feel secure and confident inside - no matter what. Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University and the author of several books. Lev Raphael, Ph.D., is a prize-winning author of dozens of novels and short stories. Pamela Espeland has authored and coauthored many books for children and adults.

Learning to Be a Good Friend

A Guidebook for Kids
Author: Christine A Adams
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497682967
Category: Self-Help
Page: 32
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Learning to Be a Good Friend allows adults to show kids how to cultivate friendship. It discusses behaviors that foster friendships, as well as those that drive friends away. It illustrates the pitfalls of peer pressure, and what to do when you can’t find a friend or have lost your best friend.

Sticks and Stones

7 Ways Your Child Can Deal With Teasing, Conflict, and Other Hard Times
Author: Scott Cooper
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0812932404
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 194
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Offers advice to parents on how to teach their children to stop bullying, overcome shyness, resolve disputes, resist peer presure, and accept blame.

Social Rules for Kids

The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed
Author: Susan Diamond
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575840
Category: Education
Page: 131
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Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help their children improve their social interactions. Social Rules for Kids - The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed helps open the door of communication between parent and child by addressing 100 social rules for home, school, and the community. Using simple, easy-to- follow rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this book aims to make student's lives easier and more successful by outlining specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.

The Unwritten Rules of Friendship

Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends
Author: Natalie Madorsky Elman,Eileen Kennedy-Moore
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316055832
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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This practical and compassionate handbook helps parents sharpen any child's social skills by identifying the "unwritten rules" that govern all relationships.

Children's Friendship Training


Author: Fred D. Frankel,Robert J. Myatt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135451516
Category: Psychology
Page: 210
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cool, Calm, and Confident

A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills
Author: Lisa M. Schab
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824786
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 184
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Self-assured, assertive kids are not only less likely to be picked on by their peers, they're also less likely to bully others. But it's not always easy for children to find a healthy middle ground between passivity and aggression. If your child is a frequent target for bullies, or has begun to tease and take advantage of other kids, the easy and effective activities in Cool, Calm, and Confident can help. These simple exercises help children stand up for themselves without coming across as aggressive, learn to be both kind and assertive, and develop self-confidence and a positive self-image. Using this workbook is an easy and effective way to instill self-esteem in both passive and aggressive children-a strength that will prove invaluable in childhood, in their teenage years, and throughout their lives. Help children to: Learn the difference between passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior; behave in ways that discourage teasing; understand their rights and stand up for themselves; stay calm and learn skills for managing anger; and make real and lasting friendships.

Growing Friendships

A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends
Author: Eileen Kennedy-Moore,Christine McLaughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582705887
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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"Children everywhere want to fit in with a group, resist peer pressure, and be good sports--but even the most socially adept children struggle at times. But after reading this ... guide on their own or with a caring adult, kids everywhere [may] be [more] equipped to face any friendship challenges that come their way"--Amazon.com.

Bullies to Buddies

How to Turn Your Enemies Into Friends
Author: Izzy Kalman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780970648211
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Discusses the aggressive behavior known as bullying, covering causes, types of bullying, and ways to respond to a bully.

Being Me

A Kid's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-esteem
Author: Wendy L. Moss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781433808838
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Offers ways to explore your strengths and feel more confident in school, with your friends, and when facing life's other challenges.

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me

The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them
Author: Michele Borba
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787976620
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 342
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Do you wish your kid had more friends or could keep the ones she has? Is teasing, gossiping, bullying, or cyber-bullying a problem? Is she often left out or rejected by other kids? Does he just follow the crowd? Are you concerned about his friends? Does she complain that she’s unpopular or that nobody likes her? Are you at a loss for how to help your child handle those play dates, sleepovers, being shy, too sensitive, too competitive, or having a bad reputation? Look no further. The resource you need to solve these problems and boost your child’s social competence is in your hands Based on a survey of five thousand teachers and parents, Nobody Likes Me shows how to teach your child the 25 most essential friendship-building skills kids need to find, make, and keep friends, as well as survive that social pressure from peers.

Good Friends are Hard to Find

Help Your Child Find, Make, and Keep Friends
Author: Fred H. Frankel,Barry Wetmore
Publisher: Perspective Pub
ISBN: 9780962203671
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 242
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Suggests ways in which parents can help children make and maintain friendships, including scheduling one-on-one play dates, encouraging good behavior, and overcoming hyperactivity.

Making a Difference

Teaching Kindness, Character and Purpose
Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633535975
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Build Character in your Kids Integrity, courtesy, respect and purpose: Through positive and motivating text, Making a Difference assures children that they are important, and that what they do matters. Boost your child's confidence and sense of purpose as you read and affirm that their hopeful thoughts, kind words and good choices can make a difference to themselves and others. Making a Difference is a book that will help build social skills and character, teach life lessons to your children, and put them on a pathway to integrity, courtesy, respect, and purpose. Make the world a better place: Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations accompany Cheri's purposeful storytelling as she shows us once again how children can help to make the world a better place. Back pages include discussion questions, scenarios, games and role-play activities that help adults reinforce the book’s positive message.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Liking Myself


Author: Pat Palmer
Publisher: Boulden Pub
ISBN: 9781892421531
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 78
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Liking Myself is an encouraging book and a valuable resource for building selfesteem and emotional stability in children 5 to 11 years of age. By writing or drawing responses to a variety of self-esteem activities, children develop social and emotional skills.The book teaches children to listen to and talk about feelings. They learn to manage the full range of their emotions — including anxiety, anger, depression, and being overwhelmed — without hurting others.Previous editions of Liking Myself and the companion The Mouse, the Monster and Me sold over 500,000 copies! Improves self-esteem and emotional literacy which helps curb and prevent bullying.Includes simple and fun activities and exercises to help reinforce the lessons.Positive self image and self-esteem is proven to: Reduce acting out and bad behavior.Lower children's stress and anxiety.Promote the development of healthy relationships.Help children resist peer pressure.Companion to The Mouse, the Monster and Me.

The Book Thief


Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307433848
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 592
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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today