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Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

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    The Golden Rule is an old rule but a good one to live by

    "You can be a part of the group if you ditch her." "I'm afraid to log on because I don't want to read what they are saying about me." "I hide until the coast is clear because they throw me into the trash can or locker." These are but a few things children say about their time at school. Bullies, peer pressure and popularity anxiety are prevalent in today's school; from elementary to high school. In "Hot Issues Cool Choices," we see these scenarios and the situations but we are also invited to think about them and how to best handle them. It is critical that teachers and parents understand what children endure on a daily basis and how to relate to those things. In "Hot Issues Cool Choices" teachers and parents are given a guide and a tool to allow them to talk with children. It is through this support and guidance that we help those being bullied and those that are bullies. Are you a bully? Are you a victim? Have you encountered a bully? How did you handle that situation? From the first word, Sandra McLeod Humphrey weaves a group of stories that are not only easy to connect with but thought provoking and instructional. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not too reflect on just how you would handle the multiple situations and environments offered with each scenario. The more you read the more you discover the importance to talk with children and make them aware that they are not alone and there is help. 'Hot Issues Cool Choices' is not only highly praised and critically acclaimed but it is also an award winner. It has been selected for the Mom's Choice Award Honoring Excellence, Young Voices Foundation Award, 2009 Award Winner Readers Favorite, and USA Book News Best Books Award Winner. This collection of short stories embodies the struggles, hardships and stresses that kids are exposed to. If you are a teacher, parent, instructor, teenager or a child in elementary school; this book should be on your desk or on your shelf. Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey, the author of 'If you Had to Choose, What Would You Do?,' now delivers the thought provoking 'Hot Issues Cool Choices.' This collection of stories will grab your attention and give you reason to talk to your children about bullies, peer pressure, popularity and put-downs. This is a cool book that I believe teens and adults alike will enjoy. You can learn more about this award winning author at her Goodreads Profile until her website redesign is complete. Title: Hot Issues Cool Choices Author: Sandra McLeod Humphrey ISBN: 978-1-59102-569-6 Genre: Self-help Pages: 133 Reviewed By: Brian Knight Official Premium Promotional Services Rating: 4- Star

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

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    Award Winning and Fun

    The Golden Rule is an old rule but a good one to live by. "You can be a part of the group if you ditch her." "I'm afraid to log on because I don't want to read what they are saying about me." "I hide until the coast is clear because they throw me into the trash can or locker." These are but a few things children say about their time at school. Bullies, peer pressure and popularity anxiety are prevalent in today's school; from elementary to high school. In "Hot Issues Cool Choices," we see these scenarios and the situations but we are also invited to think about them and how to best handle them. It is critical that teachers and parents understand what children endure on a daily basis and how to relate to those things. In "Hot Issues Cool Choices" teachers and parents are given a guide and a tool to allow them to talk with children. It is through this support and guidance that we help those being bullied and those that are bullies. Are you a bully? Are you a victim? Have you encountered a bully? How did you handle that situation? From the first word, Sandra McLeod Humphrey weaves a group of stories that are not only easy to connect with but thought provoking and instructional. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not too reflect on just how you would handle the multiple situations and environments offered with each scenario. The more you read the more you discover the importance to talk with children and make them aware that they are not alone and there is help. 'Hot Issues Cool Choices' is not only highly praised and critically acclaimed but it is also an award winner. It has been selected for the Mom's Choice Award Honoring Excellence, Young Voices Foundation Award, 2009 Award Winner Readers Favorite, and USA Book News Best Books Award Winner. This collection of short stories embodies the struggles, hardships and stresses that kids are exposed to. If you are a teacher, parent, instructor, teenager or a child in elementary school; this book should be on your desk or on your shelf. Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey, the author of 'If you Had to Choose, What Would You Do?,' now delivers the thought provoking 'Hot Issues Cool Choices.' This collection of stories will grab your attention and give you reason to talk to your children about bullies, peer pressure, popularity and put-downs.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

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    Award Winning and Fun

    The Golden Rule is an old rule but a good one to live by. "You can be a part of the group if you ditch her." "I'm afraid to log on because I don't want to read what they are saying about me." "I hide until the coast is clear because they throw me into the trash can or locker." These are but a few things children say about their time at school. Bullies, peer pressure and popularity anxiety are prevalent in today's school; from elementary to high school. In "Hot Issues Cool Choices," we see these scenarios and the situations but we are also invited to think about them and how to best handle them. It is critical that teachers and parents understand what children endure on a daily basis and how to relate to those things. In "Hot Issues Cool Choices" teachers and parents are given a guide and a tool to allow them to talk with children. It is through this support and guidance that we help those being bullied and those that are bullies. Are you a bully? Are you a victim? Have you encountered a bully? How did you handle that situation? From the first word, Sandra McLeod Humphrey weaves a group of stories that are not only easy to connect with but thought provoking and instructional. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not too reflect on just how you would handle the multiple situations and environments offered with each scenario. The more you read the more you discover the importance to talk with children and make them aware that they are not alone and there is help. 'Hot Issues Cool Choices' is not only highly praised and critically acclaimed but it is also an award winner. It has been selected for the Mom's Choice Award Honoring Excellence, Young Voices Foundation Award, 2009 Award Winner Readers Favorite, and USA Book News Best Books Award Winner. This collection of short stories embodies the struggles, hardships and stresses that kids are exposed to. If you are a teacher, parent, instructor, teenager or a child in elementary school; this book should be on your desk or on your shelf. Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey, the author of 'If you Had to Choose, What Would You Do?,' now delivers the thought provoking 'Hot Issues Cool Choices.' This collection of stories will grab your attention and give you reason to talk to your children about bullies, peer pressure, popularity and put-downs.

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