The national Education Association reports that every day, 160,000 children skip school because they fear being attacked or intimated by other students. According to the Education Foundation of the American Association of University Women, four out of five adolescents in 1,600 public schools across the country said sexual harassment--bullying with sexual overtones--is widespread. These are just two of many surveys that reveal a troubling problem with our children that has many parents concerned. In this book, Michele Borba presents a highly effective, activity-oriented guide for parents to prepare and help their children make and keep friends while dealing with the numerous issues that can crop up along the way. By interacting and participating in their children's lives, parents can help their kids find solutions to 25 specific friendship issues, including being in the wrong crowd, being shy, unpopular, selfish, excluded by cliques, teased, bullied, and others. This is a must-read book for all parents with children ages 4-15.
Michele Borba, Ed.D. internationally renowned consultant and educator is the recipient of the National Educator Award and the author of Don't Give Me That Attitude!, No More Misbehavin', Parents Do Make a Difference, and Building Moral Intelligence, all from Jossey-Bass. She is a frequent guest expert on talk shows, including the Today show, The View, The Early Show, and Canada A.M., and an advisory board member for Parents magazine. You can find her on the Web at www.moralintelligence.com or www.behaviormakeovers.com.
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