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Description - Easing the Teasing by Judy Freedman

Teasing among children cannot be prevented, but that doesn't mean it is harmless. Teasing can lead to damaged self-esteem and a dislike for going to school that leads to lifelong educational problems. Easing the Teasing teaches parents how to give their children the skills they need to cope successfully with teasing. While many other books focus on physical bullying or simply advise that the child ignore teasing, this comprehensive guide shows parents how to teach their children a variety of techniques for deflecting verbal harassment including positive self-talk, ignoring, communication, visualization, reframing the tease, using humor, appropriate responses, simply saying, "So?" and when to ask for help from an adult. She advises parents not to lecture, but to use role playing and other methods to help their child practice effective responses to teasing. Judy Freeman, MSW, has refined her techniques in the Chicago school systems, and has gained national attention as school violence brought attention to the harmful effects of teasing. In addition to helping kids deal with teasing, she helps parents learn how to act effectively but not overreact and includes what to do if your child is the teaser, since often those who are teased react by teasing others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071381758
ISBN-10: 0071381759
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 158mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is a school social worker who offers her successful Easing the Teasing(R) 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.