When Your Child is Being Bullied is a how-to guide to handling bullying. It gives common sense ideas and brings valuable real-world experience to the equation. It gives advice on how to approach schools, the bully and his or her parents, and for creating a group of adults committed to combating the problem.
While the book deals mostly with parental intervention, I'd hoped for more in-depth information, such as how to empower the bullied child to deal with bullying incidents when they happen. What happens internally to the bullied and the best way to help a child out of his likely slump of self-esteem?
Also, I'd hoped for a little more psychology behind both the bully and the bullied. Mostly the book advises that the bully must have consequences for his or her actions; I would prefer to work on the root of the problem rather than the symptom. Why the child bullying in the first place? What does he or she get out of bullying?
Also, the guide grew repetitive as if the author assumed the reader would be skipping sections that didn't pertain to them. Overall, it was a helpful and useful, but I wanted more.
Why this book and why now?
Because children deserve solutions and deserve to be protected!
Introducing the first book of its kind in the bullying book category: a "how-to-stop-it-and-get-beyond-it guide" for those who are experiencing the humiliation, isolation and despair brought on by bullying.
When Your Child Is Being Bullied: Real Solutions For Parents, Educators & Other Professionals, is a step-by-step guide written by two parents who have lived through the process. This book uses a blend of relevant stories, lessons learned, research, and clearly laid out steps to help identify, understand, solve the problem, and get families back on track.