Groundbreaking books have peered into the psychology of bullying and the cultural climate thatseemingly now more than evergives rise to such cruelty and aggression. But few have been able to synthesize what we know into 8 simple, targeted “keys” that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue head-on. This book answers that call.
Social media bullyingand the recent tragedies stemming from ithas given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.
About the Author
Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is a bestselling author of six books, all published by WW Norton and translated into more than a dozen languages. She is also the creator and Series Editor of the 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles where she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, consult, and supervise professional psychotherapists of all sorts worldwide.
Table of Contents
Foreword Babette Rothschild ix
Key 1 Know Bullying When You See Bullying 1
Key 2 Establish Connections With Kids 31
Key 3 Stop Bullying Whenever You See Bullying 49
Key 4 Deal Directly With Cyberbullying 66
Key 5 Build Social and Emotional Competence 96
Key 6 Turn Bystanders Into Buddies 128
Key 7 Reach Out to Kids Who Bully 147
Key 8 Keep the Conversation Going 167