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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 160 Vendor: Free Spirit Publishing Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 157542150X ISBN-13: 9781575421506 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 10-15
From taunts and teasing to physical assault, many kids face difficult, even dangerous situations at school, at home, and in the community. How can they avoid conflict and defuse tough situations? Written by a well-known expert on conflict resolution and peacemaking, incorporating the results of a nationwide survey of kids ages 1015, this book offers practical, realistic answers.
Author Naomi Drew describes common forms of conflict, the reasons behind conflicts, and positive ways to deal with difficult circumstances. Through self-tests and exercises, young people discover whether they are conflict-solvers or conflict-makers. They learn how to stand up for themselves without getting physical, and how to deal with people who dont want to resolve conflicts in a peaceful way. Includes tips for countering bullying, calming down, lessening stress and tension, letting go of anger and resentment, and eliminating put-downs and other hurtful language.
Naomi Drew is recognized around the world as an expert on conflict resolution, peacemaking, and parenting. Her work has been instrumental in introducing the skills of peacemaking to public education and has been recognized by educational leaders throughout the country. United Nations staffer Michiko Kuroda has praised her work saying, "Naomi Drew has adapted the techniques of negotiation to the needs of children."
People of all ages have attested to durable changes in their relationships after applying the principles outlined in her books and workshops. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers, and on radio and national TV, including, NBC, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Parents Magazine, and Child Magazine. She has served as a parenting expert for "Classroom Close-ups," an Emmy-winning public television show.
Naomi is a dynamic speaker who has inspired audiences around the country. She serves as a consultant to school districts, parent groups, and civic organizations and is a registered provider with the NJ State Department of Eduaction Character Education Network.
"An outstanding contribution. It is not a stretch to believe that if this book were translated into the world's many languages and disseminated all over the globe, today's youngsters would be tomorrow's peacemakers. It is highly recommended."Voice of Youth Advocates
"Will help youngsters to develop more mature coping skills." School Library Journal