Bullying is deeply troubling for everyone involved - parents, teachers, bystanders and of course the bullied child. Carl clearly says, "No, stop. I don't like that." That's good - but unfortunately often it's not enough. What can really stop bullying?
This book is offering coping strategies on how to deal with bullying for each of these groups. Most importantly, it reflects children's thoughts and fears around bullying, whether they are experiencing or witnessing it.
It gives specific examples of proactive engagement and highlights the different emotional facets. It playfully introduces the idea of how people project themselves on to others, which raises mindfulness and consciousness in children.
"Carl moped in the door from school, dragging his feet, head down and looking decidedly unhappy. "Hello, Carl. How was school today?" said Vicky (Carl's Mom). "Fine," Carl replied unconvincingly...."
Stephanie worked in many different educational establishments and different age groups (University, Secondary School, Preschool) and (Infant) Mental Health has always been very close to her heart and bullying prevention and intervention have been her focus for a long time. In this book, you can find her thoughts, observations and suggestions.