What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear

Goldman, Carrie

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Winner of National Parenting Publications Award and Mom's Choice Award! Everybody knows how it feels to be ostracized, isolated or taunted, but most of us are at a loss when it comes to knowing how to make it better. In Carrie Goldman's groundbreaking book, Bullied, she offers concrete solutions for parents, teachers, and kids on how to effectively respond to painful situations--whether it is normal social conflict or more serious bullying. Goldman's warm, engaging style combines the real-life stories of bullies, victims, bystanders, and their parents with the most cutting edge scientific research to provide a thorough analysis of cruelty in our culture. She explores how the pop culture permeates homes and schools, often impacting the way kids view those who are different from the accepted norm. Bullied comprehensively addresses issues such as: The media's influence on aggression and bullying How to prevent cyberbullying, or how to manage cyberbullying once it has begun How to safely shift from being a bystander into a witness or an ally Effects of bullying on the brain, both for bullies and for victims Steps to take with the school if you are being bullied or sexually harassed A comprehensive look at restorative justice as a non-punitive response to bullying Techniques to help you deal with verbal taunting in the moment it is happening Identifying the difference between normal social drama and bullying Knowing when to ask for help and how to access effective help The mother of a bullied first grader, Goldman's inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. Bullied is a research-based book born from Goldman's blog post about the ridicule her daughter suffered for bringing a Star Wars thermos to school--a story that went viral on Facebook and Twitter before exploding everywhere, from CNN.com and Yahoo.com to sites all around the world. More than 200 people were interviewed for the book, including parents, teachers, kids, social workers, authors, celebrities, researchers, psychologists, actors, actresses, and school administrators. It is a wealth of knowledge packaged in a fascinating read.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2012.
ISBN: 9780062105073
Characteristics: xv, 348 p. ;,24 cm.


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May 31, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is incredible. Even if you are not a parent, don't have bullied children, or even if you are not an adult, this book is a great tool for everyone to use to become more socially accepting of our world and the people in it. I absolutely loved this, it teaches things from both side of the equation. Techniques, real-life bullying stories, it's all here. 5 stars all the way.

May 30, 2013
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Goldman is an excellent speaker as well as writer, and I would highly recommend her as a presenter to school or community groups. She give specifics on how to distinguish bullying from normal social conflict, how to respond to bullies, (or defensive parents and school officials) who deny the harm done, and how kids can flip the hurtful statements around to deprive them of their power. She tells kids how to minimize the impact of cyberbullying: don't keep the phone on in your room at night, don't share passwords, don't keep re-reading the bad stuff. Best of all, she offers wonderful, practical suggestions on how bystanders can support victims, from the riskiest option of directly confronting the bully, to safer, but also effective methods: distracting the bully, building alliances with other bystanders, or even simply sending the victim a supportive note or text later on. A great discussion starter for kids, parents, and anyone who works with youth.

Apr 25, 2013
  • bluedog8422 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was amazing to see Carrie Goldman at the civic center! She worked real hard to put together a book that can help schools, parents, teachers, and students alike to combat bullying.

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May 31, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"None of us is without blame. None o us is without strengths. If we keep these two truths in mind, we are well positioned to take on the problem of bullying with grace and maturity. Every person has a voice that deserves to be heard, even the marginalized and the mute. We just need to listen, and change will occur.


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