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Behavior Makeover: Bullying

All behavior makeovers take hard work, constant practice, and parental reinforcement. Each step your kid takes toward change may be a small one, so be sure to acknowledge and congratulate every one of them along the way. It takes a minimum of twenty-one days to see real results, so don't give up too soon. Remember that if one strategy doesn't work, another will. Write your child's weekly progress on the lines below. Keep track of daily progress in your Makeover Journal.

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Resources

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, by Rachel Simmons (New York: Harcourt Brace, 2002). A brilliant book that skewers the stereotype of girls as the kinder, gentler gender.

Keys to Dealing with Bullies, by Barry Edwards McNamara and Francine McNamara (Happauge, N.Y.: Barron's, 1997). Profiles bullies and their victims, describes patterns underlying causes, and offers suggestions for dealing with bullying.

Your Child – Bully or Victim: Understanding and Ending School Yard Tyranny, by Peter Sheras and Sherill Tippins (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002). Strategies for victims and bullies.

The Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K-8, by Allan L. Beane (Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Press, 1999). Packed full of ideas to squelch bullying behaviors – a must for every educator.

And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence, by James Garbarino and Ellen deLara (New York: Free Press, 2002). A must-read for all parents and educators to help readers understand the cruelty and violence perpetrated by bullies in schools.



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From No More Misbehavin' by Michele Borba, Ed.D. Copyright © 2003 by Michele Borba. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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