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Your Child: Bully or Victim?
Synopses & Reviews
What can you say to a son who comes home day after day complaining of being threatened or hit or worse? What if your daughter is clearly the victim of vicious teasing but doesn't even want to talk about it? What should you do when you suspect your child may, in fact, be the bully? Your Child: Bully or Victim? offers hands-on help for parents to stop bullying before it becomes serious, including how to:
About the Author
Peter Sheras, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia. He is associate director of the Virginia Youth Violence Project at the university and director of the local School Crisis Network. As an expert in school intervention and youth violence, he develops and evaluates intervention programs for schools, parents, and communities. He has been in private practice for twenty-five years.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: THE ROOTS OF AGGRESSION
The Trouble with Bullying
CHAPTER TWO: "KIDS WILL BE KIDS" AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT BULLYING
How Bullying Works
CHAPTER THREE: BULLYING: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE
Is This Bullying?
CHAPTER FOUR: IS MY CHILD A VICTIM?
Could My Child Be a Target?
CHAPTER FIVE: IS MY CHILD A BULLY?
What Type of Person Hurts Other Kids?
CHAPTER SIX: WHEN YOUR CHILD IS A BYSTANDER
Why Is It Important for My Child to Act?
CHAPTER SEVEN: EMPOWERING YOUR CHILD
CHAPTER EIGHT: TEAMWORK: TALKING WITH BULLIES AND THEIR PARENTS
"But I Don't Know Them"
CHAPTER NINE: INTERVENING AT SCHOOL
"They Never Listen"
CHAPTER TEN: SEEKING PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY HELP
"If Only We'd Known"
CHAPTER ELEVEN: DON'T WORRY I TOOK CARE OF IT
Aiming for Self-Sufficiency
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