A new, updated edition of this highly acclaimed book which shows children aged 9-12 how to make themselves bullyproof.
Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside.
Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings.
This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.
Unique in teaching children how to boost their self-esteem and so prevent bullying from affecting their lives. - Independent
This is an important book for youngsters who want to become bully-proof. - The Funday Times
This brill book is full of tips on how to build up your confidence and look after yourself. We like! - Bubble
At last, a book that really helps you to deal with the people in your life who are making you miserable. - Bookseller
An ideal book to be used in schools. - ChildLine in Schools
The ideal book for teachers or counsellors... as well as children themselves. - Education Today
Offers simple strategies for building up confidence so that taunts and teasing have fewer insecurities to feed on. - Sainsbury's Magazine
There is much in this book that children might find of real help. - Books for Keeps