Empowers young children with vital coping skills to help them manage teasing
Easing the Teasing is a crucial reference for parents and educators who want to help teasing victims acquire the coping skills necessary to manage these painful incidents. Easing the Teasing provides elementary and junior high school kids with a repertoire of strategies to deflect and discourage teasing--including positive self-talk; ignoring; visualization; reframing the tease; complimenting or agreeing with the teaser; using humor; simply saying, "So?"; and asking adults for help.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Judy Freedman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is a school social worker who offers her successful Easing the Teasing® program in presentations and workshops to parents, teachers, and other educational professionals. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune as well as in other publications and has appeared on NBC and other national media to comment on school violence.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is truly the best book about grade school teasing on the market! I didn't know what to do and my 8-year-old daughter didn't want to go to school anymore. She is a very sweet capable child. However, she has a wandering eye that often looks cross-eyed. She wears very thick glasses and is a bit shy. First she no longer wanted to ride the bus because of 2 kids that continued to call her 'buggy bug eyes' and other mean things. So, I began driving her to school because the name calling was breaking my heart. Then after 2 weeks, she began to cry that she no longer wanted to go to lunch or out to recess and I didn't know what to do. The social worker was working with the teacher to discipline the teasers, but the behavior was still going on. The parent library at my school had a copy of 'Easing the Teasing' and I read it and worked with my daughter. We practiced responses that she felt she could tell the teasers. She actually enjoyed these role playing rehearsals at home with me. And, after 10 days, she was ready to go on the bus and try them out. Her favorite calm responses were 'Really?' or 'So?' which really caught the boys off guard. Her reply communicated to the teasers that the put-down really didn't matter or bother her. It's like shrugging your shoulders. Two days later on the playground she responded confidently to the taunts with 'Do they look like grasshopper eyes or bumblebee eyes today?' That moment was the end of being called ' buggy bug eyes'! Although my child is quite shy, with enough practice and 'self talk', she was able to do this and proud of herself that she solved the problem. Thanks Judy for a superb book! I'm sure this will help so many children successfully put an end to the cruel teasing while enabling them to nurture their own self-esteem at the same time.