Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems

By: Michael Thompson; Lawrence J. Cohen

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From the acclaimed authors of "Best Friends, Worst Enemies," here is the perfect companion volume: a practical, how-to guide for parents to help their children navigate the sometimes harsh terrain of social life at school, on the playground, and in the neighborhood.
Almost everyone agrees (and remembers): Childhood can be a traumatic time. Kids frequently face peer rejection, name-calling, bullying, after-school fights, esteem-crushing cliques, and malicious exclusion by the popular kids. And parents often feel powerless to console their children. Now help is here. "Mom, They're Teasing Me "is a specific, hands-on guide for concerned parents who want to give their children the tools they need to cope with social cruelty. Through vividly written case studies and a reader-friendly question-and-answer format, this compelling book shows parents what a child may confront with other children, and then offers concrete advice on handling each situation.
"Mom, They're Teasing Me" deals in-depth with specific aspects of social cruelty: the four major types of children at risk for social isolation and their unique problems; the ordinary pain of those children "not" at risk--but who, nevertheless, cause their parents concern; and bad class dynamics in the school and neighborhood. Through thoughtful discussion and insightful suggestions, parents will discover
- The difference between real risk and normal social pain
- The appropriate time to intervene--and when to step back
- Tips on how to mediate between children--without appearing meddlesome
- Essential advice for parents who worry too much
- The importance of teaching and encouraging leadership
- The redemptive powerof friendship
"Mom, They're Teasing Me" answers key questions on the many manifestations of social cruelty, offers compelling descriptions of prime "teasing" scenarios, and illustrates how to counter them. It is an indispensable book for every involved parent who wants to make their child's formative years rich and rewarding.

Title: Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems

Author Name: Michael Thompson; Lawrence J. Cohen

Categories: Interpersonal Relations,

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2002-07-30

ISBN Number: 0345450108

ISBN Number 13: 9780345450104

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 017656

Description: *** Hardcover in Very Good/Very Good condition. Binding tight, pages clean. No previous owner names. Some light jacket edgewear. ***