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Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problemsby Ph.D. Michael Thompson
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From the acclaimed authors of Best Friends, Worst Enemies, here is the perfect companion volume: a practical, how-to guide for parents to help their children navigate the sometimesharsh terrain of social life at school, on the playground, and in the neighborhood.
Almost everyone agrees (and remembers): Childhood can be a traumatic time. Kids frequently face peerrejection, name-calling, bullying, after-school fights, esteem-crushing cliques, and malicious exclusion by the popular kids. And parents often feel powerless to console their children. Now help is here. Mom, They're Teasing Me is a specific, hands-on guide for concerned parents who want to give their children the tools they need to cope with social cruelty. Through vividly written case studies and areader-friendly question-and-answer format, this compelling book shows parents what a child may confront with other children, and then offers concrete advice on handling each situation.
Mom, They're Teasing Me deals in-depth with specific aspects of social cruelty: the four major types of children at risk for social isolation and their unique problems; the ordinary pain of those childrennot at risk-but who, nevertheless, cause their parents concern; and bad class dynamics in the school and neighborhood. Through thoughtful discussion and insightful suggestions, parents willdiscover
- The difference between real risk and normal social pain
- The appropriate time to intervene-and when to step back
- Tips on how tomediate between children-without appearing meddlesome
- Essential advice for parents who worry too much
- The importance of teaching and encouragingleadership
- The redemptive power of friendship
Mom, They're Teasing Me answers key questions on the many manifestations of social cruelty, offerscompelling descriptions of prime teasing scenarios, and illustrates how to counter them. It is an indispensable book for every involved parent who wants to make their child's formative yearsrich and rewarding.
From the Hardcover edition.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, lecturer, consultant, and former seventh-grade teacher. He conducts workshops on social cruelty, children's friendships, and boys' development across the United States. He is the
A practical child-care handbook answers important questions about children's social problems and offers effective, how-to advice for parents on how to help youngsters deal with rejection, name-calling, bullying, cliques, and other difficult social interaction situations. Reprint.
Through vividly written case studies and a reader-friendly question-and-answer format, Mom, They’re Teasing Me is full of specific, how-to advice for parents to help their children navigate the sometimes harsh terrain of social life–which includes name-calling, after-school fights, esteem-crushing cliques, and malicious exclusion by the popular kids. Through thoughtful discussion and insightful suggestions, parents will discover
• The difference between real risk and normal social pain
• The appropriate time to intervene–and when to step back
• Tips on how to mediate between children–without appearing meddlesome
• The importance of teaching and encouraging leadership
• The redemptive power of friendship
Mom, They’re Teasing Me answers key questions about the many manifestations of social cruelty, offers compelling descriptions of prime “teasing” scenarios, and illustrates how to counter them. It is an indispensable book for involved parents who want to make their child’s formative years rich and rewarding.
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