Schoolyard Bullying: How Parents and Children Can Handle Child Bullying
Child Bullying – in my mind those words should never be used in the same sentence. It upsets me to read and hear about the extent that this type of behavior has become almost common place. Children hurting children just for the fun of it…..I can’t express how outraged I get when I hear about this happening.
I received a review copy of this book, “Schoolyard Bullying: How Parents and Children Can Handle Child Bullying” by Pamela “Penlady” Jones. This book tackles a subject that too many parents look the other way or make light of until it happens to their child. According to Ms. Jones, 1 out of 5 children are being bullied and more and more it is to the point of possibly risking death of the victim or the bully. That statement alone should make you sit up and pay attention. Schoolyard Bullying attempts to bring light on a subject that has been kept in the dark for too long.
Our children are no longer just being hassled for lunch money. They are being verbally and physically abused. Yes, it is abuse. It isn’t the schoolyard teasing that most of us grew up around.
To begin explaining child bullying, parents should understand that it’s not just another child trying to be lightheartedly humorous at the expense of their fellow schoolmate. After all, children will tease each other occasionally. Instead child bullying is a child purposely hurting another child on a daily basis.
This book covers topics such as the truth about bullies, the symptoms of bullying, cyber bullying, how to talk with your children about bullies, and what parents can do to address and stop this type of horrible treatment. There are also resources for parents to use in their battle to protect their children.
“Schoolyard Bullying” by Pamela “Penlady” Jones is a straight forward, easy to read book that not only explains what bullying is but offers ways to help deal with it. I appreciated her lists of ways to handle or find help with this issue.
You can find “Schoolyard Bullying: How Parents and Children Can Handle Child Bullying” by Pamela “Penlady” Jones on Amazon.
Liz from WomanlyWoman.com says
I am glad you are posting about this. One of my professors in college, Dr. Alan McEvoy was one of the first researchers to begin talking about this issue. He was invited to discuss it on Oprah. Times have seriously changed and a lot of people do not realize what is really going on in schools. I used to work on college campuses, and the same issue was going on there: hazing. It can be very serious and deadly, but so many people will look the other way because of the memories of what it was like when they were in school. They think that it can’t be that bad.
Kids have enough to deal with growing up .. they don’t need to be attacked at every turn. This is a subject that just spins me up!
Maria Iemma says
Bullying seems to be an epidemic right now. I am glad my kids are grown now but even several years back bullying was in a smaller scale – there was no cyber bullying. Good book for all with kids to read.